Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Arrowhead Fern, Hard Fern

Pellaea calomelanos var. calomelanos

Description:

Saw this plant in the veld on a walk. Photo 1 is the back side of a leaf, 2nd the front side and the 3rd is the plant itself which was about 300mm high.

Habitat:

It is found in eastern and southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) where it is associated with Afromontane vegetation, as well as on Madagascar, The Comoros, and the Mascarene Islands. Disjunct populations are found in northern India, Spain (Catalonia), and the Azores.

Notes:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/152...

No species ID suggestions

77 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 months ago

Cool

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 months ago

Co

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 4 months ago

Thanks Chun!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 4 months ago

Great find, Johan Heyns.
A belated congratulations!

Jakubko
Jakubko a year ago

Awesome find, Johan!! Congratulations on the achievement!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo a year ago

Baie geluk Johan!!!!!!!!

DaneCole
DaneCole a year ago

Congrats, such a stunning fern!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Thanks again everyone. This one was quite a surprise for me!

My favorite fern! Congratulations Johan!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Congratulations, Johan!

Congratulations Johan !

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Congratulations Johan

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Congratulations Johan!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Wow! Thanks guys and girls. This is really something. Makes all the hours of walking around and snapping worth it.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

Well done Johan & congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL a year ago

Congratulations Johan! This lovely fern has been chosen as "2012 Best Spotting of the Year" in the Plant category!

http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3958700...
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pos...
https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/2...

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Thanks! I'm amazed that a plant elicit so many comments!

caleb1
caleb1 a year ago

cool pic

megan1
megan1 a year ago

Agreed.

joshua1
joshua1 a year ago

It looks like a fern from a different planet

olivia1
olivia1 a year ago

Thats so awesome!!!! It looks un-real.......

adin1
adin1 a year ago

Beautiful it will match my dress

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns a year ago

Thanks Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S a year ago

Beautiful Johan..

tdphuc
tdphuc a year ago

Looks beautiful!

Lesedi Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa

Lat: -26.50, Long: 28.34

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 13, 2012

Related spottings

Purple-stemmed Cliffbrake Cliff Brake Cliff Brake Cliffbrake

Nearby spottings

Dropwing (female) Cloeme maculate Common grass funnel-web spider Black Two-spot Ladybird