West Highland Flora

Beech Fern


Thelypteris phegopteris

 

Thelypteris phegopteris

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Sep 2001 Broadford, Skye

Frequent in woods and on shady stream banks.

Pinnae c 4-11 cm.  Sori c 0.4 mm

ID: White hairs on main stalk and midribs, lowest pinnae bent away from the others.

Other features: Pinnae attached to main stem by broad unbroken base almost meeting base of next pinna.  Sori close to the edge which is turned inwards towards them.  Sori not covered with an indusium (a papery-looking flap) as in many ferns.

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  Thelypteris phegopteris

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye
 

 
  Underside showing white hairs and sori  
     

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