Microsorum diversifolium (Zealandia pustulata)

COMMON NAME

Kangaroo paw fern

TYPE

Fern

FAMILY

Polypodiaceae

NOTES

A type of epiphytic evergreen with firm, leathery, shiny green, oddly- shaped fronds that vary in size. This is a short plant that grows to be about a foot tall, but its fronds can spread outwards 2-3 feet or more. The scientific name refers to the different leaf forms on the plant. Some leaves are entire, while mature leaves have deep indentations.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to Australia and some parts of New Zealand

NATIVE HABITAT

Moist sub tropical locations in filtered light

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org



Microsorum diversifolium