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Sori on a fern

Observed: 21st February 2012 By: rr4429
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

the leaves generated on a tree trunk and sori are clearly visible on the lower epidermis

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Refugee's picture

I found one

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/245280
Mine was on a log that was laying on the ground.

Refugee

Refugee's picture

Plants

I have just noticed that it is showing in "other organisms".
It would be better if you click the edit button near the top left and just change it to plants so that more plant experts see it.

Refugee

rr4429's picture

you're right... thanks for

you're right... thanks for the tip!

Syrphus's picture

This is a fern growing on the

This is a fern growing on the tree trunk (not a parasite or anything like that). The spots are the spore-producing structures (sori, made up of sporangia), and the dots are the spores (the fern equivalent of seeds).

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

rr4429's picture

Thank you

I will update the description!