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Fern on Hampstead heath-001

Observed: 11th May 2012 By: Jonathan
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Fern on Hampstead heath
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Fern on Hampstead heath-001
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No interactions present.

Species with which Broad Buckler-fern (Dryopteris dilatata) interacts

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Thanks, Tim. What should I be

Thanks, Tim. What should I be looking for to be sure?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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clearer picture of the whole

clearer picture of the whole frond - in dilatata the lowest two 'branches' have markedly unequal sides - and then the scales on the stem should in this mature speciemn have a dark centre (can be pale brown in young plants). The most likely confusuion would be with D. carthusiana but that usualy has more erect fronds and uniformly pale brown scales.

Tim Rich

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Thanks, Tim.

Thanks, Tim.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)