Cyathea lepifera

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Pen Tree
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C. lepifera
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Cyathea lepifera
J. Sm. (ex Hooker.) Copel.

Cyathea lepifera, the brush pot tree (Chinese: 筆筒樹; pinyin: bǐtǒng shù) is a fern that grows in the mountains of East and Southeast Asia, which can grow up to 20 feet (6.1 m) tall.[1] The plant has existed for over 300 million years and is considered a living fossil.

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  1. ^ Steve Parker (2009). Ferns, Mosses & Other Spore-Producing Plants. Capstone. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7565-4220-7.

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