Kōrero: Ferns and lycophytes

Whisk fern

Whisk fern

In New Zealand, the whisk fern (Psilotum nudum) is confined to warm habitats, especially thermal ground in the North Island. It is very distinctive, with light green stems, tiny scale leaves, and tri-lobed spore capsules.

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Photograph by Bruce Clarkson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10902/whisk-fern (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Patrick Brownsey, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007