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Cinnamon fern

Osmunda cinnamomea

Description:

Fern, 2.5 feet tall.

Habitat:

Marshy forest.

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3 Comments

awl4hymn
awl4hymn 8 years ago

Thanks! I guess in the meantime, we'll stick with what's safe for now.

drP
drP 8 years ago

Metzger et al. proposed reorganization of the genus Osmunda in 2008:
http://pryerlab.biology.duke.edu/uploads...
I don't know who decides if/when the changes get accepted.

drP
drP 8 years ago

Wikipedia says the new name for this fern is Osmundastrum cinnamomeum. The USDA still calls is Osmunda cinnamomea. I haven't read the references to decide if the name has been officially updated.

awl4hymn
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Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on May 7, 2013

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