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Cyathea cooperi

 

Australian Tree Fern, Lacy Tree Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyCyatheaceae
GenusCyathea
SpeciescooperiNamed after Dr. James Graham Cooper (1830-1902), geologist of the Geological Survey of California, who collected plants in the Mojave Desert in 1861. He was the son of William Cooper, who was one of the founders of the New York City Museum of Natural History, a friend of John James Audubon, the first American member of the Zoological Society of London, and the person for whom the Cooper’s hawk was named

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Cyathea cooperi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Cyathea cooperi (Australian Tree Fern, Lacy Tree Fern)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Cyathea cooperi (Australian Tree Fern, Lacy Tree Fern)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA