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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jan 15, 2013 2:17 PM CST

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Hi Myriam. What a great set of photos! Is this an epiphyte? Nice "habitat" photos too.
Evan
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jan 15, 2013 11:32 PM CST
Thank you Evan Smiling yes, it is an epiphyte with pending rhizomes.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 16, 2013 9:59 AM CST

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Thanks Myriam. Wish I could find some info. on this fern. If not for your photos showing spores I'd never have guessed. Since it's an epiphyte and the stems are above ground I wonder why they're defined as rhizomes.
Evan
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jan 17, 2013 12:22 AM CST
Yes, the term 'rhizomes' in this case is not really appropriate but that is how a botanist who identified it, called them at the UBC Botanicalgardens. Rolling my eyes.
Probably they are not evident to grow out of their natural rainforest habitat!

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