Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Tuber sword-fern

Tuber sword-fern

The tropical tuber sword-fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) is a fairly common weed of open sites in northern New Zealand. It has the capacity to spread rapidly and can sprout from hairy tubers distributed along its creeping stem.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Reproduction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10871/tuber-sword-fern (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007