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Re: Fern identification

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Fern identification
  • From: piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 11:12:56 -0800 (PST)
  • In-reply-to: 6667

reggie and charles, if i may add my $ 0.02, aren't the
Elaphoglossum fronds much fuller and rounder, and the
Microsorum thailandicum much skinnier and more

tsuh yang

--- Regferns@aol.com wrote:
> Peter,
> Thanks for sharing the photo.  However, judging from
> the sori, the  fern 
> looks like Microsorum thailandicum; a fern from
> Thailand. Interesting  how plants 
> are making their way around the world. 
> Elaphoglossum herminieri  (as well as 
> all of the Elaphoglossum species) has a solid mass
> of sori  covering the 
> underside of the frond, and most typically will be
> black in  color.  The two 
> plants, Microsorum thailandicum and Elaphoglossum 
> herminieri are very similar in 
> appearance, but Microsorum usually will  have
> scattered sori.
> Reggie Whitehead
> South Miami, Florida

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