Dryopteris filix-mas

Common name
Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas
Latin names
Class
Pteridopsida
Order
Polypodiales
Family
Aspidiaceae
Genus
Dryopteris
Species
filix-mas
Alternative Family name
Dryopteridaceae
Geographic details
Habitat
widespread
Soil type
tolerant
Distribution
Throughout British Isles
Native
Yes
General
Plant height
medium
Branched
No
Plant colour
grey-green
Stipe description
scaly
Habit
lvs shuttlecock
Conservation status
not threatened
Leaf details
Separate fertile leaves
No
Leaf shape
ovate-lanceolate
Pinnae
1-pinnate-pinnatisect
Wintergreen
No
Spore details
Homospore
Yes
Rhizome details
Rhizome description
short
Rhizome scales
mixture of broad and narrow
Rhizome position
erect
Sori details
Sori shape
round
Sori place
inner part of pinnule on top part of leaf
Indusium details
Indusium present
Yes
Indusium shape
round
Indusium description
thin, margin entire