mangrove fern

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    mangrove fern @ Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

Basic information

Flower Name
mangrove fern
Formal Name
Acrostichum aureum l.
Alias
swamp fern, mangrove fern
Habitat
World's tropical and subtropical
Morph
Semi-aquatic Evergreen ferns, perennials

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What is mangrove fern

Mangrove fern, scientific name: Acrostichum aureum L., is the semi-aquatic evergreen fern of the Acrostichum genus, of the Teridaceae department native to the coasts of the world's tropical and subtropical areas. The clumps of Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island, mangrove wetlands in Japan. From short rhizomes 1-needled the 2 m long pinnately compound leaves with the issue. Leaves are glossy and stiff in the cortex, hairless. Small leaves palmately compound leaves are lanceolate, rounded. Without petals, ferns since, sporangia have leaves backside of the leaf tip.

Common name: mimimotissida (ears have fern), scientific name: Acrostichum aureum L., aka: mangrove fern, swamp fern, Mimimochi-shida

Detailed information

Order
Polypodiales
Family
Teridaceae
Genus
Acrostichum
Species
A. aureum
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Other
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
pinnately compound
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Beach(sub-) Tropical areaOkinawa foliage plantRiver pond
Color
Brown, Orange
Season
Height
100 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
 ~

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