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Request for ID help

  • Subject: [ferns] Request for ID help
  • From: "Brian Swale" bj@caverock.net.nz
  • Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 00:08:28 +1300

Hello all,

I have had a request from an artist (I think from E USA) to identify a fern she 
has used as the basis of paintings.

Now that she has got some way along with the project, she feels that the 
title "Fern" seems somewhat inadequate, and wants to know the botanical 

I'm not at all sure although since I have now seen some images from the 
grower I have been able to make a better guess as to what it is, and suggest 
Microgramma heterophylla. This is a rare fern of two counties in Florida.

I have put pictures up at 


If you would care to visit there and pass me your opinion, I will be very 


Brian Swale

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