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Doryopteris cordata or 'Antenna Fern'

Doryopteris cordata or 'Antenna Fern' is a small growing tropical to sub tropical fern suited to grow in pots or containers.

The foliage is tiered with the lower foliage being a mound of compact fleshy leaves with the 'Antenna' being additional foliage that rises on long stems or 'antenna' above. The upper foliage is actually the fertile fronds.

One of the interesting aspects is that the lower foliage rounded and lobbed, the upper foliage is more 'fern like'. Another interesting aspect is the big question as to if the name is botanically correct. The plant is certainly offered under the name, however most respected publications do not list it as such.

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