Microsorum punctatum (L.) Copel.

Etymology Genus Small spore bags
Species Spotted; probably referring to the arrangement of the spore bags
Family Polypodiaceae
Synonyms Acrostichum punctatum L.
Common Names Climbing Bird's Nest Fern
Status Native: Common
Form Epiphyte
Native Distribution Africa,China, Indian Subcontinent, Malesia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Diagnostics:

Looks somewhat like the ubiquitous Bird's Nest Fern, Asplenium nidus, but have narrower fronds. The spore bags are also circular and scattered compared to a linear arrangement.


Interesting Facts:

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Form of the Climbing Bird's Nest Fern, in Mandai Mangroves.

Scattered sori.

View from the underside.

Leaf tip and sori.


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Author: Jake
Posted: 2019-08-07