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Southern Adder's tongue

Ophioglossum polyphyllum

Description:

A small fern with a fleshy root cluster, rather thick entire leaves and erect sporangia. Occurs only in rare rainy years.

Habitat:

sands in extreme desert

Notes:

very rare and endangered in S Israel.

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2 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB a month ago

Wonderful series of a fascinating plant

AshleyT
AshleyT a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

מועצה אזורית ערבה תיכונה, מחוז הדרום, Israel

Lat: 30.72, Long: 35.27

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Jan 2, 2019

Spotted for mission

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