Drynaria quercifolia

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Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J.Sm.

Polypodiaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: imparipinnate

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:
Polypodiales
Subordo:
Polypodiineae
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Drynaria quercifolia, commonly known as squirrel head, is a perennial.

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Naming

Drynaria quercifolia was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was John Smith, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1841.

Taxonomy

Drynaria quercifolia is a species in the genus Drynaria which contains approximately 16 to 97 species and belongs to the family of the Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family).

Characteristics

Drynaria quercifolia - leaves
Drynaria quercifolia - roots

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 80 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Drynaria quercifolia is evergreen. The green, imparipinnate leaves are basal. The linear leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Drynaria quercifolia is native to Australia, Polynesia and the Malay Archipelago.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. 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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