Doryopteris concolor

Doryopteris concolor photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed on the grounds of the Kitale Museum, Kitale Kenya. April 2013.

These attractive ferns have entered the horticultural trade where some perveyors have applied the name "Hand Fern". The triangular fronds are shiny green on the top surface. The leaf stem, called the stipe, is shiny, dark brown to black.

Pteridaceae -- Fern Family

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Kenya Natural History

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