Branched Comb Fern or
Fan Fern

Schizaea dichotoma

This unusual fern has sterile fronds, and fertile fronds which are similar to those of the Forked Comb Fern. Its fertile spore-bearing segments are supported at the top of a slim stem in a comb like structure, while the sterile ones are progressively branched.

Created on ... May 20, 2008