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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum


Japanese Painted Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusAthyriumFrom Greek a, “without,” and thurium, “shield,” (or thura, “door”), from the shape of the sori

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Athyrium niponicum (Japanese Painted Fern)

5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)