Asplenium dimorphum Kunze

Three-in-one Fern

Rhizome short and thick; scales densely arranged, mostly with a few hairs. Fronds with different sterile and fertile forms, some fronds have the lower part sterile and upper fertile, to produce an unusual appearance. Blade divided 2-3 times, to 40 cm long, ovate in outline, papery. Segments in some areas deeply and unusually divided into linear lobes. Sori solitary on veins of terminal segments. Indusia linear.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Norfolk I. Naturalised at Kuranda, Queensland.

Fertile and sterile fronds of different kinds, the lobes sometimes being extremely fine in some regions of the frond.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Aspleniaceae. 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      Aspleniaceae
genus       Asplenium L.