Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Fertile leaves of crown fern (4th of 4)

Fertile leaves of crown fern

The crown fern (Blechnum discolor) produces fertile leaves covered with a band of sori on the undersurface of narrow leaflets.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007