Archive for Family: Polypodiaceae

Pyrrosia lanceolata

Pyrrosia lanceolata (L.) Farwell

Recent Synonyms:

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

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National Museum of Singapore; Urban; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Goniophlebium percussum

Goniophlebium percussum (Cav.) Wagner & Grether

Recent Synonyms: –.

Status: Native; Vulnerable

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

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Bukit Brown Cemetery; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Lecanopteris sinuosa

Lecanopteris sinuosa (Wall. ex Hook.) Copel.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

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Central Central Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Central Nature Reserve; 2010.

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Central Central Nature Reserve; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Ant Fern.

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Platycerium coronarium

Platycerium coronarium (J. Koenig ex O.F. Müll.) Desv.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

Young plant
Jurong East; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Stag’s Horn Fern.

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Drynaria quercifolia

Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Habit
Kallang; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.

Fertile front with sori
Kallang; 2010.

Leaves: Nest leaves about 40cm x 30cm. Fertile leaves have two regular rows of sori between each adjacent vein.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Pyrrosia longifolia

Pyrrosia longifolia (Burm.) Morton

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.


Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2010.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphytic herb.

Habitat: Mangrove, coastal and inland forests, and open places.

Distribution: Malesia to New Caledonia.

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(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Pyrrosia piloselloides

Pyrrosia piloselloides (L.) M. G. Price

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common.

Growth Form or Habit: Epiphyte.


Queenstown; Urban; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Dragon-Scale Fern

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(1) Urban Forest website

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