bird’s nest fern

By: penangphotolog

Sep 05 2012

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Category: Art, Black & White, Heritage, Hillscape, Images, Landscape, Nature, Penang, Photography, Places

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:18.7mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/80 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ20
Bird’s Nest Fern, supposedly of the species ‘Asplenium Nidus’ grow well in the tropics under warm humid conditions in areas partial to full shade. They are often found attached on the branches and trunks of trees, the result of bird’s droppings laden with seeds that the birds consume. Each of the fronds (similar to banana leaves) otherwise called ‘lamina’ can grow to 150cm in length. These two giants are spotted some 15metres off the ground where the huge tree stood. Picture taken at Persiaran Kuari. Penang.

These fronds are light green in color, often crinkled at the edges with a black midrib lined with spores forming in clusters at the underside.

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2 comments on “bird’s nest fern”

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