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Re: Gleichenia

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Gleichenia
  • From: "Mary Gorton" mgorton@dca.net
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 13:28:44 -0800

Paul,

Can you send me images of your African and Florida leatherleaf ferns?
mgorton@dca.net
I attach images of the fern I am referencing.
Thanks.

Mary Gorton


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ferns" <ferns@fernfactor.co.nz>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ferns] Gleichenia


> Hello
>
> We imported some spore from a South African leather fern & grew this.
> We then imported some stock plants from the variety that they grow as cut
> foliage in Florida.
> The Florida form was bigger & much better looking plant.
> It is now our 3rd year of production of the ferns & definately not 6 ft
but
> getting upto 2-3ft.
> Regards
> Paul
> www.fernfactor.co.nz
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Gorton" <mgorton@dca.net>
> To: <ferns@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 1:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ferns] Gleichenia
>
>
> > Tony,
> >
> > I hear there is a fern in South Africa called Rumohra adiantiformis
> > (Leatherleaf fern) South African form which is just like the standard
> > leatherleaf but is HUGE.  I am told the fronds grow 6 ft tall.  Have you
> > seen it?
> >
> > Mary Gorton
> > Delaware
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Tony Avent" <tony@plantdelights.com>
> > To: <ferns@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 12:39 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ferns] Gleichenia
> >
> >
> > > Tom:
> > >
> > > Greetings from South Africa.  The ferns here are simply amazing
> including
> > > several species also native in the US including Adiantum c-v.  We have
> > > found Gleichenia in several locations, but the highest so far is just
> over
> > > 3,000' elevation.  This should be a Zone 8 climate, although many
ferns
> > > tend to tolerate more cold than their climate would indicate. Very
> little
> > > of it is in spore, but with some luck, we will have an answer to your
> > > question soon.  It is one of the only ferns that I've seen with a
> > > silvery-white spore.
> > >
> > > > Does anyone have experience with growing the forking ferns from
spore?
> > > >
> > > > The "Fern Grower's Manual" has an entry on the family Gleicheniaceae
> > > > calling it
> > > > difficult, slow. The smaller Gleichenia are said to be cultivated in
> New
> > > > Zealand and Australia.
> > > >
> > > > In habitat Gleichenia umbraculifera does not look difficult at all.
It
> > > > grows
> > > > streamside or in damp meadows, competing easily with the grasses, at
> > > > moderate
> > > > elevations, 1000-2000 m, in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, in
> neighboring
> > > > provinces, and in Zimbabwe. It is one of the smaller members of the
> > genus,
> > > > topping out at 50-60 cm. The habitat at the higher end of its
> > elevational
> > > > range
> > > > is probably Zone 8.
> > > >
> > > > I ask because the spore is greenish-yellow and green spore are
> commonly
> > > > said to
> > > > have short viability. Perhaps more pertinent than color, the family
is
> > > > considered relatively primitive based upon the sporangial structure;
> > some
> > > > primitive ferns, such as Osmunda, have short life. Has anyone grown
> > > > Gleichenia
> > > > from stored spore?
> > > >
> > > > Tom Stuart, New York
> > > >
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > > Tony Avent
> > > USDA Zone 7b, (0-10F winter, 90-100F Summer)
> > > Plant Delights Nursery
> > > 9241 Sauls Road
> > > Raleigh, NC  27603, USA
> > > ph 919.772.4794
> > > fx 919.772.4752
> > >
> > > "I consider every plant hardy until I've killed it myself...at least
> three
> > > times."  - Avent
> > >
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