Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ophioglossum
Family: Ophioglossaceae (Pteridophyta)
Taxon : Fern
Group : Plant

SPECIES
polyphyllum
NOTES

A perennial fern with a rhizome and lots of roots. There are 2-4 leaves to 5 cm long and persistent dried petioles at the top of the rhizome. Apex of fertile spike apiculat


AUTHORITY
A.Braun
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: There are 4-7 pairs of sporangia borne on a long sporophore
Colour: Green
Common Name
Bergius adders tongue
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the fynbos area along the Morrison-Youthed path
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Food
The Bushmen eat it raw or as a cooked spinach
Months
August
September
October
Synonyms for Species
Ophioglossum capense
Ophioglossum cuspidatum
Ophioglossum regulare
Ophioglossum tapinum
Ophioglossum vulgatum



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