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Re: Lowest pinnae length as ID clincher

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Lowest pinnae length as ID clincher
  • From: "Larry Shone" greenlarry@ntlworld.com
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 18:05:15 +0100

Thanks for that Judith :)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith I Jones" <judith@fancyfronds.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ferns] Lowest pinnae length as ID clincher


> Hello Larry,
>     The size of the basiscopic pinnule is a distinguishing feature used to
> help determine Dryopteris species from one another but is not necessarily
> indicative that a fern is a Dryopteris.
> Judith I. Jones
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry Shone" <greenlarry@ntlworld.com>
> To: <ferns@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 5:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [ferns] Lowest pinnae length as ID clincher
>
>
> > <In the case of many dryopteris species it is the lowemost pinnule next
> > to the rachis or center stem, referred to as basiscopic, is often used
in
> > the key and to help identify certain species.  It may be smaller than
the
> > adjacent basiscopic pinnule or larger>
> >
> > So my fern has a larger basiscopic pinnule, and is rherefore a
Dryopteris!
> >
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