Fam. Polypodiaceae


Fam. Polypodiaceae

ASPLENIUM MUSITOLIUM
Local Names:Dapong Babae (Tag.)
                    : Giant Birds-nest fern (Engl.)
                    : Pakpak lawin babae (Tag.)


An epiphytic fern similar to A, Nidus in habit but with larger and wider leaves.
Found in the forest of New Guinea and the Philippines.Not so common as A.nidus.Cultivated in gardens in towns and urban areas.An attractive air plant.Propagated by spores.

Fam.Polypodiaceae

NEPHROLEPIS BISERRATA (Sw.) Schott 'Furcans'
Local Names: Fishtail fern (Engl.)
Forked sword fern (Engl.)


Stoloniferous fern with short erect rhizomes. Leaves are to 90 cm long, leathery, arching, and yellow green. Leaflets are forked at the end.
Found in Cuba, Africa, Hong Kong to Queensland. Widely cultivated in gardens in the Philippines.

Fam.Polypodiaceae

ADIANTUM TENERUM Swarts "Wrighti"
Local Names:Fan Maidenhair Fern(Engl.)


This cultivar has pinkish leaves,when young,later turning fresh green.The leaflets may become large and with lobe lace. Native to the West India,Mexico,and Venezuela.Recently introduced to the Philippines.

Fam.Polypodiacea

Asplenenium nidus L.
Local Names:Birds-Nest Fern(Engl.)


Large, epiphytic fern with crowded leaves, forming a rosette, individual leaves are simple, stift, oblanceolate, light green, and shiny above;The margins are wavy distributed widely from polysia to africa.found throughout the philippines in primary forests at low and medium altitudes a popular ornamental fern. requires abundunt moisture and shade for optimum growth.propagated by spores.