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Polystichum polyblepharum

Polystichum polyblepharum C. Presl

 

Tassel 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
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusPolystichumFrom the Greek polys, “many,” and stichos, “row,” referring to the rows of sori on the type species
Speciespolyblepharum

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Polystichum polyblepharum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Polystichum polyblepharum (Tassel Fern)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 24 × 16" (59 × 39 cm)

Polystichum polyblepharum (Tassel Fern)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)