Pteris multifida Poir.

Spider Brake

Fronds to 50 cm or more long, divided twice. Blade more or less ovate in outline. Segments linear, tapering, tough, dark green, becoming shorter towards the base, upper ones variously fused to the stem along their bases. Fertile segments narrower than the sterile ones.

Can grow in cool areas.

China, Japan.

Upper segments extending down the stem at the base, sterile ones mostly 6-12 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 multifida 'Cristata'

Small habit. Segments crested. Origin unknown.

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