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Old 09-07-2016, 09:37 PM
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What type of fern is this?


Just bought this interesting specimen from a farmers market. The seller said it is a type of fern but couldn't identify exactly what kind. Does anyone here know?
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:43 PM
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Oooh, that's a pretty one. I put the image into Google search and came up with Bird's-nest fern. There are several types. Check out the Wikipedia entry.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:52 PM
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Hi, and welcome - and congrats on your new plant baby, it's a beauty.

I enlarged your image a bit so that I could get a better look at the texture,
and it looks like one which I grow that is commonly called "Crocodile Fern" (Microsorium musifolium ‘Crocodyllus’).


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Old 09-08-2016, 12:19 AM
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Ah, thanks everyone! That makes perfect sense since when I first saw it I thought the leaves looked like reptile skin but was confused because I've only seen birds nest type ferns with smoother leaves.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:00 AM
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Zuzu has skills! I didn't think to blow up the image. Totally brought out the details. What a great find. Looks like it has to be watered often, though. *groan* I wonder if there are awesome-looking ferns like the Croc that can do without the constant watering.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ohhmye View Post:
Zuzu has skills! I didn't think to blow up the image.
Thanks ohhmye, my techy skills are really embarassingly limited,
but every now and then one of my little "tricks" does come in handy.

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Ah, thanks everyone! That makes perfect sense since when I first saw it I thought the leaves looked like reptile skin but was confused because I've only seen birds nest type ferns with smoother leaves.
I was lucky enough to get my start of crocodile fern in a swap with a generous P'Swap friend,
and thanks to that, I recognized it when you posted -
so the ID is really a credit to the PS family, glad to play my part in the circle of info.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:56 PM
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Hey I like it too...........Different. Let us know how the baby matures. In photos.
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