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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

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I recently bought this fern in Florida. At first I thought it was a cycad, but it is definitely a fern...it 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


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RE: need help identifying a fern (picture attached)

Thanks!


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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.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sheilatiffin.co.uk/images/B.magellanicum012.jpg%3F520&imgrefurl=http://www.sheilatiffin.co.uk/page_43.html&usg=__zyKjgmkrDVVoxKmt3OMykSCmkzI=&h=640&w=480&sz=63&hl=en&start=9&sig2=Im_fH6dVF4WO69OcmBDzVA&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=_jtVhTdXXwDC6M:&tbnh=137&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dblechnum%2Bmagellanicum%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26rlz%3D1W1GPMG_en%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=mHF9TOH5F4-SOLL0hYIE

Have fun,

Maurice.


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