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Another Fern

Observed: 15th October 2012 By: IWoodwardIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in Plants
Epping Forest Warren Pond Fern sp 2012-10-15 1
Epping Forest Warren Pond Fern sp 2012-10-15 2
Description:

Another unknown fern - similar size to nearby Male Ferns

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

Comments

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just a male fern?

There's not enough visible for me to make an identification.

Sori are often helpful in identifying ferns - that's how I knew I'd found Oreopteris limbosperma rather than an odd Dryopteris.

I'd guess that this is a male fern with more dissected pinnules than usual, but in the field I would have checked the overall shape of the frond, and the colour of the petiole scales.

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Thanks.

thanks for the tips. Ian