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Asplenium fern

Asplenium (nidus)

Description:

Epiphytic ferns are common in the area.

Habitat:

Growing on the buttress root of a matoa (Pometia pinnata) tree in a large semi-urban yard & garden.

Notes:

The soil in this part of the yard is almost pure sand. The host tree root is encrusted with sand that has splashed onto it during rains.

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7 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Thanks ceherzog and Dan!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks Scott. ceherzog is probably right.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Pretty sure it's Asplenium nidus...it is abundant in Indonesia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asplenium_n...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Dan I've added a zoom out image.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Looks like a fern, possibly an asplenium to me.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Dan thanks. It's just off the ground but I can take a photo tomorrow. It's not an orchid, more akin to this type: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/701... or maybe it's just rooted. I didn't really get down and inspect it today as the mosquitoes were brutal this afternoon ;-)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

This is interesting Scott. Do you have any pics of it from a distance, just to see how it is on the tree? Will be interesting to keep an eye on it to see if it flowers. Doesn't look like an orchid or anything I'm really familiar with.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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