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Forked Fern

Dicranopteris curranii


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.


Smothering roadside banks and forest edge cuttings everywhere.


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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KristalWatrous 10 years ago

Beautiful fern.

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

It gives a lovely effect of green!

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Pahang, Malaysia

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

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