Pellaea falcata

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Sickle fern
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Pellaea falcata at Eastwood, Australia
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P. falcata
Binomial name
Pellaea falcata R.Br. Fée

Pellaea falcata, the sickle fern, is a widespread and common plant, growing in eastern Australia. Often seen in on the coast and ranges in eucalyptus forest and rainforest. Occurring in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Also occurring on Lord Howe Island. It prefers ample water when grown indoors,and can take very bright light but not full sun. Fronds usually 37 to 105 cm long. Fronds with between 27 and 65 leaflets, sometimes more. These pinnae (fern leaflets) have a short stalk or no stalk, oblong to narrow-oblong in shape. 22 to 56 mm long, 5 to 12 mm wide.

Pellaea falcata is grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.

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