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Dragon 's scale

Pyrossia piloselloides

Description:

Found on a tree covered with epiphytes of all kinds. Thick mat like covering of this partifcular fern on the trunk of the tree. Underneath the mat, it is moist, lichens and mosses are there. insects run scurrying about. this fern has two types of leaves smaller and rounder ones, which can be flattened or erect and elongated fertile, leaflike ones, bearing marginal sori in linear rows. leaves are simple and undivided. the frond edges are smooth, the surface is rubbery to touch. hair below. creeping rhizome

Notes:

Family: Polypodiaceae could be Antrophyum plantagineum, http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_qu... could also be Pyrosia pillosedoides

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TheSmartBilli
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TheSmartBilli

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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