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Cyrtomium falcatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Cyrtomium C.Presl

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Cyrtomium is a genus of about 15-20 species of ferns in the family Dryopteridaceae, native to Asia, Africa (including Madagascar), and the Pacific Ocean islands (Hawaii). It is very closely related to the genus Polystichum, with recent research suggesting it should be included within it (Little & Barrington).


Selected species
  • Cyrtomium caryotideum (Wallich) C.Presl
  • Cyrtomium falcatum (L.f.) C.Presl (Japanese Holly Fern or Holly Fern)
  • Cyrtomium fortunei J.Sm.
  • Cyrtomium macrophyllum (Makino) Tag.
  • Cyrtomium micropterum (Kunze) Ching


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