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Cyrtomium fortunei   (Asian Netvein Holly Fern)


Cyrtomium fortunei  (DRYOPTERIDACEAE.) 
Images for this profile are taken from the Maltese Islands after year 2000.

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Profile Date Mar-11 (taxon update: 14-Aug-2017)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2021) Cyrtomium fortunei profile created on Mar-11. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 01-Jul-2022

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Cyrtomium fortuneiSmith

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Polystichum fortunei
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) :

Asian Netvein Holly Fern

Maltese name(s) :

Felċi Asjatika

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]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
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:
fortunei:

Remarks :

This species of fern is usually found as a cultivated plant in shaded gardens or cellars of old houses, but rarely, it can be found naturalized in humid places in old towns and villages. Thanks to Mr. Joe Zahra and Mr.Richard Lia for supplying this photo.


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Shaded gardens especially beside walls or sheltered areas of abandoned old farm houses
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
[nAz aBe(B) Br Ga(C) aGe He aHo nIt]

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KEW Herbarium

MNHN

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Species Images (2 images)
   Cyrtomium fortunei   -   Image Code: CYRFO-0.
   Cyrtomium fortunei   -   Image Code: CYRFO-1.

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