Dryopteris filix-mas (Linnaeus 1753) Schott 1834 (Family Dryopteridaceae)

Height: 20-160cm
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Sporulation July - September

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Flavaspidic Acid, Aspidin, Filicin, Tannins
Other Oleoresin

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest
Spore Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Cryptomycina pteridis
Herbivores:
Euplexia lucipara Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Skye Flora: Male Fern


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