- Flower nameHumata tyermannii
- Scientific nameHumata tyermannii
- AliasBear’s foot fern, 羊歯, シダ, 常盤忍, シノブ, 猫の手シノブ, フマタ・タイニー, 石化トキワシノブ
- Place of originTaiwan, China
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What is Humata tyermannii
Humata tyermannii or Tokiwa Shinobu (scientific name: Humata tyermannii) is an evergreen perennial epiphytic fern native to Taiwan and China and belonging to the genus Humata of the family Pteridaceae. It grows wild on rocky areas in the mountains with creeping rhizomes. The rhizome of the tokiwashi rhizome mutates to form a "cat's paw" shape with silvery-white hairs, and is called "cat's paw fern," "petrified tokiwashi rhizome," or "bear's foot fern.
A similar fern is Davallia mariesii, or shinobu (scientific name: Davallia mariesii. The differences between the crested ibis and the Shinobu are as follows.
Tokiwa shinobu (H. tyermannii) has green leaves all year round, while shinobu(D. mariesii) leaves turn red in autumn and die in winter.
The rhizome is grayish-white in the tokiwa shinobu (H. tyermannii) , but green in the shinobu(D. mariesii).
The leaves are denser, thicker, and darker green than those of the tokiwa shinobu (H. tyermannii) .
Common name: Humata tyermannii, or Tokiwa-shinobu, scientific name: Humata tyermannii, also known as Bear's foot fern, place of origin: Taiwan, China, height: 10 to Leaf shape: 2 to 3 times pinnate compound leaf, leaf blade length: 5 to 15 cm, lobes lanceolate, leaf margin: serrate, uses: potted, alley plant, rock garden.