Pteris microptera Link

Fronds more than 50 cm long, divided three times at the base, branches few. Segments extremely thick, shiny above often with a few teeth at the tip; veins netted.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Pacific Is, Lord Howe I.

Thick, shiny fronds with veins netted.


Pteris faueriei Hieron. from SE Asia, China, Japan and Taiwan is occasionally cultivated; it has small fronds to 50 cm long, duller above and with the veins free.

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