Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dryopteris filix-mas (Linnaeus)
(Male Fern)

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Dryopteris filix-mas has twice pinnate blades whose ultimate segments are toothed or lobed. The blade is ovate lanceolate and the petiole is less than 1/4th the length of the blade. The petiole has 2 kinds of scales-- one is broad and the other is hairlike. The indusia are round and attached at a distinct sinus. The sori are about midway from the margin to the midrib of the segment. The petiole base has 3 or more vascular bundles.
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Dryopteris filix-mas, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011



Dryopteris filix-mas, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011



Dryopteris filix-mas, 3x macro of pinna, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011



Dryopteris filix-mas, 4x macro of indusia, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011



Dryopteris filix-mas, 3x macro of broad and hairlike scales at petiole base, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011



Dryopteris filix-mas, 5x macro of vascular bundles in petiole, photo Russ Kleinman, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Cliff Dweller Canyon, October 18, 2011


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