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Crissie Bird's Nest Fern

(Asplenium nidus Crissie)

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Description

Asplenium nidus is an epiphytic species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia,[citation needed] Christmas Island,[citation needed] India, and eastern Africa. It is known by the common names bird's-nest fern (a name shared by other aspleniums) or simply nest fern. Asplenium nidus is native to east tropical Africa (in Tanzania, inclusive of the Zanzibar Archipelago); temperate and tropical Asia (in Indonesia; East Timor; the prefecture of Kyushu, and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan; Malaysia; the Philippines; Taiwan; and Thailand); and in Australasia (in the northern part of Queensland in Australia).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class:
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Aspleniaceae
Genus:Asplenium
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