Kōrero: Ferns and lycophytes

Fork fern

Fork fern

Tmesipteris tannensis is the most common of New Zealand’s four species of fork fern. Fork ferns usually grow as epiphytes, often on the trunks of tree ferns. Unlike most ferns, they lack roots, have leathery leaves, and produce pairs of spore-bearing capsules on the upper margin of their leaves.

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The Hidden Forest
Photograph by Clive Shirley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Land of ferns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10853/fork-fern (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Patrick Brownsey, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007