Pteridophytes (Spore Producing Plants: Ferns and More) • Earth.com

Shiny fan fern

(Sticherus flabellatus)

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Description

Sticherus flabellatus is a small fern found in eastern Australia and in New Zealand northwards from the north-west of the South Island. A common and attractive plant with shiny dark foliage and with slightly toothed edges on the smallest parts of the fronds. Often seen in large numbers in suitably moist gullies, creeks or near waterfalls.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Gleicheniales
Family:Gleicheniaceae
Genus:Sticherus
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