Athyrium niponicum (Mett.) Hance

Rhizomes creeping, thin. Fronds to 70 cm or so long, usually divided 2 times. Blade more or less ovate in outline with 6-10 branches, the lowermost only in opposite pairs. Stalks yellowish, densely scaly at the base. Ultimate segments toothed. Sori 'j'- or kidney-shaped. Indusium membranous, brown.

Generally grown as the cultivar listed.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Taiwan, Japan, China.

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

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Japanese Painted Fern Fronds pale grey coloured with reddish blue tints. Origin unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Woodsiaceae
genus       Athyrium Roth