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Cyrtomium falcatum   (Japanese Holly Fern)


Cyrtomium falcatum  (DRYOPTERIDACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Dec-10 (taxon update: 14-Aug-2017)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2021) Cyrtomium falcatum profile created on Dec-10. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 01-Jul-2022

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Cyrtomium falcatum(L.f.) C. Presl
Published in (L. fil.) C. Presl, Tent. Pteridogr. 86 (1836)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Polystichum falcatum
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Dryopteridaceae Herter (The Buckler fern Family)
2 species from the Dryopteridaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Japanese Holly Fern

Maltese name(s) :

Felċi Ġappuniża

Status for Malta :

Persisting Alien. Introduced species for horticulture (flowering plants) or agriculture (herbs or fruiting trees) usually within the last 2 centuries and persist after their original location or site is abandoned. They do not widespread but usually remain as a single tree or a very localised population.

Frequency :

Data not available - casual or short-lived in the wild from accidental garden or agriculture escape

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE ( bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc. )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Spring

Colour of Flowers:

Inconspicuous

Name Derivation :

Cyrtomium:
falcatum:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Damp walls in urban localities and old gardens
Botanical Description: Stems with large, dark scales. Leaves 20-80 cm, coriaceous, the upper surface shining; petiole ¼-½ as long as the lamina. Pinnae 5-12 x (1.5-)2-4 cm, ovate-lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, shortly stalked.
Distributional range: Cultivated for ornament, and locally naturalized in W. Europe, especially by the sea.
Native region outside Europe: (E. Asia.)

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Introduced in  the Azores, Belgium, Britain (excl. Northern Ireland and Channel islands), France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Ireland, the Netherlands
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Gg(D) [Az(C F G J L M P S T) Be aBe(B) Br aCa nCa(C G P T) Ct Ga(F) Hb(E) aHo nIt nMd Md(M) aRm Sg]

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Species Images (3 images)
   Cyrtomium falcatum   -   Image Code: CYRFA-0.
   Cyrtomium falcatum   -   Image Code: CYRFA-1.
   Cyrtomium falcatum   -   Image Code: CYRFA-2.

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