Pteris vittata

Pteris vittata L

Family     :  Pteridaceae

IUCN Status     :   Least concern (LC)­­-


Pteris vittata or Chinese Brake is a fern that grows terrestrially or on the surfaces of rocks. It produces short-creeping rhizomes covered in narrow brown scales and oblong-lance shaped leaflets with a terminal leaflet at the tip. Leaflets have a heart-shaped base and toothed margins are observed in sterile leaflets only. Sori are linear, long, produced along the margins of the fronds.