Anogramma chaerophylla (Desv.) Link

Fronds largest for the genus being up to 40 cm long. Stalk with scales. Blade divided 4 times. Ultimate segments pointed, mostly with a single vein extending nearly to the margin which may have a few teeth.

A rapidly-growing fern that may become weedy. The native, almost cosmopolitan A. leptophylla (L.) Link, Annual Fern, has a shiny reddish hairy stalk, segments with blunt tips and few if any hairs, blades divided 3 times and up to 20 cm long (though often less than 10 cm). It is occasionally cultivated.

Needs shelter and warmth.

C & S America, W Indies.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Adiantaceae. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Pteridaceae
genus       Anogramma Link.