Polystichum lonchitis

Common name
Holly Fern
Polystichum lonchitis
Latin names
Class
Pteridopsida
Order
Polypodiales
Family
Aspidiaceae
Genus
Polystichum
Species
lonchitis
Geographic details
Habitat
high mountains
Soil type
alkaline
Distribution
Rare in W.Ireland, N.Wales,N.England, Scotland
Native
Yes
General
Plant height
small
Branched
No
Plant colour
deep green
Stipe description
very scaly
Habit
lvs shuttlecock
Conservation status
Rare
Leaf details
Separate fertile leaves
No
Leaf shape
lanceolate-linear
Pinnae
1-pinnate
Wintergreen
Yes
Spore details
Spore size
40
Spore description
papillate
Homospore
Yes
Rhizome details
Rhizome description
short
Rhizome scales
very scaly stipe
Rhizome position
erect
Sori details
Sori shape
round
Sori place
in row either side of midrib
Indusium details
Indusium present
Yes
Indusium shape
round
Indusium description
thick, attached at centre