Trichomanes reniforme

Trichomanes reniforme photographed at Shanty Town, Greymouth, Westland, South Island, New Zealand

Trichomanes reniforme, kidney fern, forms large mats in the forests of North, South, Stewart and the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. The fronds are a distinctive kidney shape, 1.2–4 × 1.6–5 in (3–10 × 4–13 cm) and curl up in dry weather, recovering after rain.

Trichomanes reniforme will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, from damp forest to exposed lava fields.

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