Pteris ensiformis Burm.f.

Slender Brake

Fronds erect, to 35 cm long, divided 1-3 times into narrow individual segments; midrib without wings, blade leathery. Fertile fronds with narrow segments less than 5 mm wide.

Needs shelter and warmth.

N Qld & Polynesia to Himalaya.

Similar to P. cretica but with narrower fertile segments less than 5 mm wide.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pteridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Pteris ensiformis 'Evergemiensis'

Segments with silvery-white central sripe. Origin unknown.

Pteris ensiformis 'Victoriae'

Segments with white edges giving the impression of a green stripe down the centre. Origin unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Pteridaceae
genus       Pteris L.