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need help identifying a fern (picture attached)

Posted by walkingthefrog Texas - 9b (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 16, 10 at 11:09


I recently bought this fern in Florida. At first I thought it was a cycad, but it is definitely a looks a little rough in the picture (from being in the heat of a vehicle for four days) but it is doing well now. Any help would be greatly appreciated...I am more of a palm/cycad grower but have become interested in ferns. Thanks!

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RE: need help identifying a fern (picture attached)

I got two of these babies out in my front flower bed that came from WalMart. I can't find the labels to them at the moment but I believe that they are a Blechnum species. The link is to one that looks pretty close.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blechnum

RE: need help identifying a fern (picture attached)


RE: need help identifying a fern (picture attached)

I agree - maybe Blechnum magellanicum. Can you spot the two fronds with very narrow pinnae (leaflets)? - one at 11 o'clock and the other at 2 o'clock in your picture? These are the fertile, sporing fronds - I think all blechnums have them, separate from the normal fronds. Glad to hear you like ferns - me too! Have a look at this link.

Have fun,


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