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Phymatosorus scolopendria

27th September 2013

A pretty fern producing leathery fronds from surface rhizome. It comes from Africa (tropical), Asia (tropical), Australia (tropical) ... are you spottin g a theme?
I bought it as a small division from an Alpine Garden Society show and the grower assured me it was hardy for him, which leaves some doubt over the identification. I think it is probably P.diversifolius but I am more than happy to give it a try and see what happens.
It is currently growing in a large pot in the Hedychium house and if it prospers to fill the pot, I will try a piece outside.

9th May 2014

This is P. diversifolius.