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Male Fern

Observed: 18th August 2012 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Found at woodland edges - Bryngarw Park. Third picture, of Sori, attached later.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) interacts

Comments

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Sori

If the sori at the bottom right in photo 2 are from the same fern, it is more likely to be D. filix-mas. The stem scales don't have the dark centres of D. dilatata either.

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Sori

Thanks for the pointer. I rechecked the original photo (uncropped) and can see that the Sori do appear to be part of the same plant. Will try to add a close-up of the Sori at the next opportunity. Have amended the identification to Male Fern accordingly.