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Forked Fern

Dicranopteris curranii

Description:

An extremely vigorous scrambling fern, which is a very important plant in the succession of forest ecosystems in its native range. It is very quick to colonise disturbed soils in semi-shade and its roots have a fantastic ability to bind loose soils like the degraded quartz here in the Cameron Highlands, where deforestation is causing terrible and sometimes devastating landslides. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/art...

Habitat:

Smothering roadside banks and forest edge cuttings everywhere.

Notes:

I tweaked the colour a little in the first photo, to make the beautiful habit of the new fronds unfurling a bit clearer.

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2 Comments

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 10 years ago

Beautiful fern.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

It gives a lovely effect of green!

craigwilliams
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craigwilliams

Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 5, 2010
Submitted on Nov 5, 2011

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