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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...

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75 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 7 years ago

Cool

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 7 years ago

Co

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Thanks Chun!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Great find, Johan Heyns.
A belated congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Awesome find, Johan!! Congratulations on the achievement!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Baie geluk Johan!!!!!!!!

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

Congrats, such a stunning fern!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

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

My favorite fern! Congratulations Johan!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Congratulations, Johan!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congratulations Johan !

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Johan

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Congratulations Johan!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

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

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Well done Johan & congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years 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...
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Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

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

caleb1
caleb1 8 years ago

cool pic

megan1
megan1 8 years ago

Agreed.

joshua1
joshua1 8 years ago

It looks like a fern from a different planet

olivia1
olivia1 8 years ago

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

adin1
adin1 8 years ago

Beautiful it will match my dress

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

Thanks Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Beautiful Johan..

tdphuc
tdphuc 8 years ago

Looks beautiful!

Johan Heyns
Spotted by
Johan Heyns

Heidelberg - GP, Gauteng, South Africa

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

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