(L.f.) C. Presl 1836
It grows from crevices, coastal cliffs, streambanks, rocky slopes, and other moist, stable areas.
This fern is a perennial plant with a large light brown rhizome.
Cyrtomium falcatum has leaves exceeding 0.5 metres (1.6 ft) in length made up of six to ten pairs of shiny bright green leaflets. Each leathery leaflet has a flat to wavy to slightly toothed margin and a netlike pattern of veining. The underside of each leaflet has sori beneath brown or black indusia.
It has escaped from cultivation on other continents to become established in the wild as an introduced species. It can now be found in much of Europe, and in North America.
- Media related to Cyrtomium falcatum at Wikimedia Commons
- USDA Plants Profile - Cyrtomium falcatum
- Jepson Manual Treatment
- Flora of North America Profile
- Synonyms Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 12 Jan 2012
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