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Angiopteris evecta

(Madagascar Tree Fern)

Overview

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Woodland fern from Japan to Australia and Madagascar with a short, thick stem and huge segmented fronds (bipinnate) up to about nine feet long. The oval clusters of spore bearing cases (sporangia) are in two rows on the under surfaces of leaflets .

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Madagascar Tree Fern, Madagascar Tree Fern Angiopteris Evecta, Mule's Foot, Mule's Foot Fern, Mules Foot Fern, Oriental Vessel Fern

Description

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Physical Description

Habit: Forb/herb

Flowers: Flower Color: inconspicuous, none

Size/Age/Growth

Size: 12-15' tall.

Biology

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Reproduction

Duration: Perennial

Growth

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Light Shade.

Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 10b, 11. (map)

Taxonomy

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Notes

Publishing author : Hoffm. Publication : Commentationes Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis 12 1796

Basionym author: (G.Forst.)

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Angiopteris

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

A. erecta (Angiopteris) · A. evecta (Madagascar Tree Fern) · A. hypoleuca (Mule's Foot Fern) · A. lygodifolia (Angiopteris)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 01, 2008:

Identifiers

Last Revised: 2013-10-29