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Lophosoria quadripinnata

Archive entry 11.02.18

16th February 2011

I have just been given a crown of this beautiful large fern. I have removed a few trees from the area and hope that there is enough moisture running through the ground for it to prosper.

6th September 2013

The species is widespread in South America from Mexico to Argentina. It is closely related to the tree ferns differing only in its failure to produce a trunk.
It has established well and become a thing of great beauty.

6th February 2018

Four weeks after this picture was taken, cold winds from Siberia took it back to ground level.