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  Ophioglossum nudicaule L. f.
  Family Name : Ophioglossaceae

  Synonyms : Ophioglossum pedunculosum

  Common Names : Adder's Tongue Fern

 
Adder's Tongue Fern
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Pantropical
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Secondary Rainforest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Common)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a fern which grows horizontally at ground level.
      Foliage: Its leaves are variable in shape and size, with the blade usually egg-shaped and bluntly pointed, and 3–4 cm by 2 cm.
      Habitat :
      It grows in impermeable soil in open places, by culverts on roadsides in the hills and mountains.
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by spores.
      Etymology :
      Greek Ophis, a snake; Greek glossa, tongue, referring to the slender fertile spike bearing the sporangia in this genus; Latin nudicaulis, naked stem, leafless
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Spore
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green

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