Arachniodes simplicior (Makino) Ohwi

Simpler East India Holly Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Genus: Arachniodes

Category: Fern

Zones: (6)7 to (hardy to -15C)

Exposure: Part Shade


Evergreen fronds, less divided than Arachniodes aristata.



Native to Japan and China. Introduced and naturalized in South Carolina, known from a single population there.

Published in J. Jap. Bot. 37:76 in 1962.

Basionym Aspidium aristatum var. simplicior Makino.

Named "simpler" because it was considered to be simpler than Arachniodes aristata of which it was originally considered to be a variety.


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