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


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.

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

Scattered sori.

View from the underside.

Leaf tip and sori.



Author: Jake
Posted: 2019-08-07