Lecanopteris

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Lecanopteris
Lecanopteris curtisii.jpg
Lecanopteris curtisii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
(disputed)
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods I
Family: Polypodiaceae
Subfamily: Microsoroideae
Genus: Lecanopteris
Reinw.
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Lecanopteris is a genus of any of a number of ferns having swollen hollow rhizomes that provide homes for symbiotic ants. All are epiphytic plants that naturally occur from Southeast Asia to New Guinea. Some of these ferns are popular in cultivation as houseplants.


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