Scaly Tree Fern

Cyathea (?)

Cyatheaceae sp. fern photo © by Michael Plagens

Growing along a partly sunny trail at Mt. Kenya Forest Preserve, Kirinyaga, Kenya. 01 June 2017.

Tree ferns are always a wonder to observe while we imagine being transported back to the Carboniferous Period. This example was found on the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya.

Cyatheaceae -- a Tree Fern Family

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Kenya Natural History

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