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Scaly Male Fern

Observed: 29th May 2011 By: Melica
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Splitting

The Dryopteris affinis complex is apomictic and several entities exist. Latest treatment (Stace 3) is to recocnise three species with additional subspecies, a classification that works for my area!

The photograph does appear to be true D. affinis, but note that D. borreri and D. cambrensis, until recently included under D. affinis, are now separate species.

Alan