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 The genus Phegopteris belongs to the Thelypteridaceae family and includes 35 species distributed in the temperate areas of northern hemisphere and southeastern Asia. One species is present in France : Phegopteris connectilis. The genus Phegopteris is characterized by its adnate pinnae, connected by a wing along the rachis ; by its round sori with reduced or missing indusium. Fronds are deciduous and bipinnatifid. The rhizome is creeping.

  • Phegopteris decursive-pinnata

    Family : Thelypteridaceae.

    Japanese beech fern.

    The erect rhizome produces numerous root runners. The fronds are downy, in the shape of a feather, high or short, pale green ; they appear early in spring and form colonies of tight bunches. It is a strong ground cover, drought tolerant, suitable for any soil, acidic or alkaline, cool or moist, in shade or medium shade. Deciduous. Height : 30/60cm. Hardiness : -30°C.

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