Pentarhizidium orientale

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Pentarhizidium orientale
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
(disputed)
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods II
Family: Onocleaceae
Genus: Pentarhizidium
Species: P. orientale
Binomial name
Pentarhizidium orientale
(Hook.) Hayata
Synonyms
  • Matteuccia orientalis (Hook.) Trevis.
  • Onoclea orientalis (Hook.) Hook.
  • Pentarhizidium orientale (Hook.) Hayata
  • Pteretis orientalis Ching
  • Struthiopteris orientalis Hook.

Pentarhizidium orientalis, the Oriental ostrich fern, is a fern native to China, Japan, and the Himalayas. It grows to about 0.6 m (2 ft) in height by 0.6 m (2 ft) wide. It was formerly included in the genus Matteuccia, but phylogenetic studies mandated that it and Pentarhizidium intermedium be moved to a new genus.

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