Pityrogramma argentea (Willd.) Domin

Curly Gold Fern

Rhizome short with narrow brown scales. Fronds arching, membranous, delicate. Blade broadly triangular in outline, to 30 cm or more long with a white, pink, or generally yellow powder below. Stalk with a groove on the upper surface. Sori on fan-like veins.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes.

Powdery colouration on lower surface of frond.

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.

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