Microsorum musifolium 'Crocydyllus'

COMMON NAME

Alligator Fern, Crocodyllus fern, Crocodile fern

TYPE

Fern

FAMILY

Polypodiaceae

NOTES

Elongated, entire, strap-like blades which grow to 2' long in pots, but to 4' long in its native tropical habitat. Sori appear on the frond undersides along the veins. Frond texture (clathrate scales) somewhat resembles the scaled texture of crocodile skin, hence the sometimes used common name of crocodile fern.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea, Polynesia

NATIVE HABITAT

Epiphytic fern

WEB SOURCES

missouribotanicalgarden.org

nparks.gov.sg

exoticrainforest.com



Microsorum musifolium 'Crocydyllus'