Dryopteris filix-mas

Common nameMale fern
Dryopteris filix-mas Male fern
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Latin names
ClassPteridopsida
OrderPolypodiales
FamilyAspidiaceae
GenusDryopteris
Speciesfilix-mas
Alternative Family nameDryopteridaceae
Geographic details
Habitatwidespread
Soil typetolerant
DistributionThroughout British Isles
NativeYes
General
Plant heightmedium
BranchedNo
Plant colourgrey-green
Stipe descriptionscaly
Habitlvs shuttlecock
Conservation statusnot threatened
Leaf details
Separate fertile leavesNo
Leaf shapeovate-lanceolate
Pinnae1-pinnate-pinnatisect
WintergreenNo
Spore details
homosporeYes
Rhizome details
Rhizome descriptionshort
Rhizome scalesmixture of broad and narrow
Rhizome positionerect
Sori details
Sori shaperound
Sori placementinner part of pinnule on top part of leaf
Indusium details
indusium presentYes
indus_shaperound
indusium descriptionthin, margin entire