Brake Fern

Pteris sp.

Pteris fern, photo © by Michael Plagens

Growing at the edge of a clearing in Gatamaiyo Forest, Nakuru County, Kenya near Turbo. Oct. 2016.

This robust fern was found along a road cut through Gatamaiyo Forest. The fronds extend to about a meter in height. The sori, site of reproductive spore formation, are at the leaf margin on the underside of the cleft sinuses.

A Brake fern, Pteris sp, photo © Michael Plagens

Pteridaceae -- Brake Fern Family

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Kenya Natural History

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