Diagnostic: Filicium decipiens is a common cultivated tree. It has a rounded, dense crown, with pinnate leaves that gives the foliage a feathery appearance. The diagnostic is the "wing" along the leaf stalk.
Interesting Facts: The Fern Tree was first introduced from South India and Sri Lanka to the Botanic Gardens in 1875 (NParks, 2009). It is now a common sight among our streetscape and parks.
|Form of the Fern Tree.|
|Branching and arrangment.||Leafy wing along the stalk.|
NParks. (2009)Trees of Our Garden City: A Guide to the Common Trees of Singapore. 2nd Edition. National Parks Board, Singapore. 382 pp.
|Posted on 21-Mar-2015 / Last Updated on 21-Mar-2015|