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Dryopteris aemula

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Dryopteris aemula, the hay-scented buckler-fern[1] or hay-scented fern, is a species of perennial leptosporangiate fern.

Description

Dryopteris aemula grows as a crown of fronds arising from a short ascending rhizome.

The rachis is dark purple-brown with red-brown lanceolate scales. Leaves are tri-pinnate, triangular-ovate or triangular-lanceolate, 15–60 cm long, often arching, semi-evergreen and pale yellow-green. Scattered small sessile glands grow on the underside or both surfaces of the fronds. Pinnae are slightly concave giving the frond a characteristic crisped appearance. The plant is hay-scented.

Sori or spore-producing organs occur in a row down each side of the midrib. The indusium of the sorus is irregularly toothed and edged with sessile glands.

The plant does not reproduce vegetatively and relies upon spores to generate new individuals.

Taxonomy

Distribution

Dryopteris aemula is confined to the atlantic coastal areas of western Europe and Macaronesia. D. aemula is highly oceanic in its distribution occurring mostly in the Köppen climate type Cfb (oceanic climates). Even within Great Britain it is restricted to western districts and has just a few outlying eastern localities such as The Weald.

Dryopteris aemula reaches the northern limit of its distribution in Britain.

Ecology and conservation

A fern of shady, often rocky, woodlands, usually on acidic soils.

In Britain it is generally found in NVC woodland community W17.

Cultivation and uses

The plant is not known to be widely cultivated.

References

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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Dryopteris aemula: Brief Summary

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Dryopteris aemula, the hay-scented buckler-fern or hay-scented fern, is a species of perennial leptosporangiate fern.

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