||Rhus decipiens Wight & Arn., Pteridophyllum decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites
||India and Sri Lanka
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.
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.
ReferencesNParks. (2009) Trees of Our Garden City: A Guide to the Common Trees of Singapore. 2nd Edition. National Parks Board, Singapore. 382 pp.
Posted Date: 2015-03-21 / Modified Date: 2015-03-21