Arachniodes standishii (T.Moore) Ohwi

Upside-down Fern

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Family: Dryopteridaceae

Genus: Arachniodes

Category: Fern

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 18" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade

Description: 

Evergreen fronds, finely dissected to 18". Slowly creeping rhizome. Called "upside-down" because the fronds appear to be upside-down because the veins are more prominent on the upper surface than the lower surface.

History: 

Native to Japan, Korea, China and Vietnam.

Imported from Japan by John Standish, a nurseryman in Berkshire, England.

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

Basionym is Lastrea standishii T.Moore.

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