Male fern #63645

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

There are no known parents.
#153211 , #197891 , #1017931 , #1039012 and #1072346
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Ferns grew already in the Carboniferous, about 400 million years ago. At that time, they grew still tree high. Therefore, they are usually referred as tree ferns. Together with club mosses and horsetail , they formed huge forests. In German the male fern called worm fern. It gets the name not only because of the worm-like shape of its sori but also because he was formerly used as a remedy for tapeworm infestation.

Current Location
This plant is in Olias's Atrium.

Aug 2, 2012, 4:37:01 PM
Finally full grown.

Jul 29, 2012, 6:37:02 PM
It began to sprout.

Jul 24, 2012, 5:50:25 PM
Taken by Olias.

Jul 17, 2012, 11:11:25 PM
Taken by Celleis.

Jul 7, 2012, 6:49:31 PM
Taken by Meyo.