Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Shining spleenwort

Shining spleenwort

With 18 species, spleenworts are well represented in New Zealand. They include shining spleenwort (Asplenium oblongifolium), a common fern of coastal and lowland forest. Spleenworts are easily recognised from the very elongated arrangement of their sori along the veins of their fronds (inset).

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns and lycophytes in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007