Doryopteris ludens

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Doryopteris ludens (Wall.) J.Sm.

Adiantaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Parkeriales

Doryopteris ludens is a perennial.

Naming

Doryopteris ludens was already described and the name validly published by William Jackson Hooker based on a prior description by Nathaniel Wallich. It was John Smith, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Doryopteris ludens is a species in the genus Doryopteris which contains approximately 30 to 74 species and belongs to the family of the Pteridaceae (Brake Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Doryopteris ludens is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Doryopteris ludens is native to Indochina and the Philippines.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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