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Rigid Buckler-fern, Brecon Beacons NP

Observed: 12th February 2013 By: Tim RichPlants expert
Dryopteris villarii Cefncoed feb13 (12)
Dryopteris villarii Cefncoed feb13 (2)
Dryopteris villarii Cefncoed feb13 (5)
Dryopteris villarii Cefncoed feb13 (11)
Description:

Rigid Buckler-fern was first found in South Wales in 1976 and I chanced across it again in 1999; its taken me 13 years to go back and record the lcoality in more detail. We counted 29 plants yesterday.
What you can't see in the photos are the sessile glands on the surface of the pinnules - luckily a few green fronds were still present even at this time of year. February is not really the best time to survey it!

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