Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Filmy ferns

Filmy ferns

Filmy ferns are the largest fern family in New Zealand. They have delicate, translucent fronds and are common in wet forests. These two common species are piripiri (Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum), left, and raurenga or kidney fern (Cardiomanes reniforme).

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns and lycophytes in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007