Anemia phyllitidis (L.) Sw.

Fronds to about 50 cm long, divided once. Blade more or less lanceolate, broadest at the base, veins netted. Fertile fronds spike-like, spore heads rising above the segments. Segments 10 cm or more long at the base of the frond, ovate-lanceolate, leathery and with fine, netted veins.

Needs shelter and warmth. Anemia mexicana Klotsch is occasionally cultivated and differs most clearly in having free, not netted, veins.

W Indies, C America, Brazil.

Spike-like fertile fronds; segment veins netted.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Schizaeaceae. 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     Schizaeales
family      Anemiaceae
genus       Anemia Sw.