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Cyrtomium falcatum (L. f.) C. Presl

Holly 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
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusCyrtomiumFrom the Greek kyrtos, “arch,” in reference to the pattern of netted veins
SpeciesfalcatumSickle-shaped

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Polystichum falcatum (L. f.) Diels

 

Cyrtomium falcatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Mary­land
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Mary­land
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

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