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  Nephrolepis biserrata
  Family Name : Oleandraceae

  Common Names : Broad Sword Fern, Paku Larat, Giant Sword Fern, Sword Fern

  Chinese Name : 长叶肾蕨

 
Broad Sword Fern,Paku Larat,Giant Sword Fern,Sword Fern
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Pantropical, Southeast Asia, Australia, North and South America, the Pacific islands
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Ascending to sub-erect fern, sometimes having a few fronds drooping. 
      Foliage: Fern blade is large and measuring between 1 - 1.5 m long and 30 - 40 cm wide, lanceolate and narrowing towards the base and apex, stipes measuring about 40 - 60 cm long. 
      Reproductive Parts (non-flowering plant): Sori round and arranged in one row nearer to margin, indusia kidney-shaped and glabrous, measuring about 1.5 mm wide.
      Etymology :
      Genus Nephrolepis means "kidney-scale" and refers to the shape of the indusia of the sori. Species biserrata means double-toothed and refers to the leaf margin of the fern.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      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, Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green

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