Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Hound’s tongue fern sori (1st of 4)

Hound’s tongue fern sori

Fern spores are often grouped on the underside or edges of fronds in patches known as sori. Their shape and location are important in identifying ferns. Hound’s tongue ferns (Phymatosorus pustulatus) have large, round sori sunk into the frond surface.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10860/hounds-tongue-fern-sori (accessed 4 June 2020)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007