Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm., J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 398 398 1841. (Syn: Polypodium quercifolium L.);
oak-leaf fern, Oak Leaf Basket Fern; Bashing ‘बाशिंग’ or ‘Ashwakatri’ ‘अश्वकत्री’ in Marathi;
Ornamental Fern for ID : Mumbai : 221011 : AK-2: An ornamental potted plant, cultivated at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
Picture taken on the 15th of August,11.
Fern leaves more than a feet long.
Looks like some species of Drynaria to me.
It is found in wild in the Himalaya.
WHEN YOU WANT A FERN TO BE IDENTIFIED! KINDLY TAKE THE PICTURE OF THE FERTILE FROND. IN THIS CASE DO YOU HAVE DIMORPHIC FRONDS?
It is the common low-altitude species of N.E. to S. India, Drynaria quercifolia. I wish could grow it as splendidly as this fine specimen – but our Winters kill it!
Yes I do agree. Here you can just see some of the backing leaves (what are they called, trophophylls, basiphylls or something) down the left hand side of the bowl, but it’s a bit hard to see. For Drynaria it would also help to see the rhizome.
I found one more picture of the ornamental fern.
Would this help?
Terms like the fertile frond, etc go above my head as I am not a botanist.
Yes, that certainly helps – very informative picture of the basiphyll, showing the very thick rhizome and scales typical of Drynaria quercifolia (Polypodiaceae).
Plant for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
The base of the leaf seemed to come out of what looked like wet moss. Identify please.
Bangalore, 25th March 2014
This may be Drynaria quercifolia, an epiphytic fern.
yes it is Drynaria quercifolia
Yes, Drynaria quercifolia. The “wet moss” is the scales covering the thick rhizome.
Fern ID from Bangladesh SM125 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Location: Dhaka City
plant with upright leaves and dry leaves at the base looks like Drynaria quercifolia and …
TSP-APR2016-19-319: Images of Drynaria quercifolia (Polypodiaceae) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Drynaria quercifolia (Polypodiaceae)
Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, 1200 msl
Date: 05-06-2014 and 12-04-2016
Very good documentation …!!
Epiphyte for ID, Sikkim, NAW-JUL16-08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly identify this epiphyte photographed in South Sikkim in May 2015.
Drynaria quercifolia (Polypodiaceae).