Fern Image Gallery

Ferns in the Wet Tropics  - Gallery 2

Birdsnest Fern in sunlight   Another denizen of the warmer areas is the Birdsnest Fern, Aspelnium australasicum. In home gardens, these usually grow on the ground. In the rainforest, you usually find them high up in the tree canopy.
Asplenium australasicum has its sori in beautifully laid out patterns, as if spread by a comb. The fronds can be 30 cm wide (12") while the spore lines are only 1 mm (.05"). .   Birdsnest Fern, close up of spore patterns
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