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gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

August 13, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6943222

I have a strappy leaved mystery fern that I am hoping someone can ID for me.
It came as a very small plant mounted onto this cork plaque with the orchid that's on here and now is larger, much larger.
It has small punctate white dots on the leaves in a very symmetrical pattern.

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gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

August 13, 2009
8:29 PM

Post #6943224

Here is a close up of aleaf

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 16, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6951483

Can you show the sori ("dots")?
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

August 16, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6952716

Didn't I in the close up?

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 16, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6953223

Sorry Gothqueen, I though the dots you were describling were sori. I've never seen that on a fern frond.

The sori are located on the underside of a fern's fronds; they are symetrically arranged cases which hold the fern's spores.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

August 17, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6954933

I'll have to look for those. I am not really a fern person, I bet you can tell that, huh? Maybe these white dots are some sort of variegation, like the dots on the spotted cast iron plant. They are on every leaf and look quite like they are supposed to be there

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 17, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6955047

The sori might not be found on every frond. They will occur as the plant matures.

The arrangement of the sori is key to identifying ferns!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2009
8:16 AM

Post #6955532

Can you get close-up photos of (a) the underside of a leaf, and (b) a new young leaf only partly expanded.

Resin
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

August 17, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #6957497

Looks like a birds nest fern
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6982547

Wow, never seen that one. Looks kinda like the 'Crockodile Fern' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/69775/ but yours doesn't have that tight bird's nest pattern? Maybe similar though.
Mvule
Arua
Uganda
(Zone 11)

September 17, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #7074907

Hummm interesting. I have a strappy leaf fern that I have just discovered. I need to post some photos of it too. mines much smaller than yours and seems to be spreading. Maybe this week I will post some photos...
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 17, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #7075044

I tried to get photos of the sori but they were non-existant

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


September 18, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #7078432

I think Dan is right with Microsorium musifolium.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 18, 2009
9:59 PM

Post #7078790

I have a very large crocodile fern and the leaves on this one look different by comparison. They are not wavy on the edges

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


September 19, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #7079531

I'm sure there are different varieties of the species, as it is a very popular cultivated fern.

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