Bolbitis heteroclita

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Bolbitis heteroclita
Bolbitis heteroclita - Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg - DSC08166.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Bolbitis
Species: B. heteroclita
Binomial name
Bolbitis heteroclita
(Presl) Ching

Bolbitis asiatica

Bolbitis heteroclita is an aquatic fern species of Bolbitis, native to the Indochina region of tropical Southeast Asia.


Bolbitis heteroclita is cultivated as an ornamental plant for aquariums and garden ponds. It is one of two species of Bolbitis that are popular for use as freshwater aquarium plants. However, it is exacting to grow this or Bolbitis heudelotii as fully submersed plants. These plants are very sensitive.

This species, however, is easy to grow as a terrestrial or submerged (in ponds) potted plant. It is remarkable for the resemblance of the fronds of a certain size to poison ivy leaves. Some plant nurseries and growers sell this under the invalid former name Bolbitis asiatica.


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