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Schizaea dichotoma (L.) Sm.

Family Name: Schizaeaceae
Common Name: Grass Fern
Semi Shade Moderate Water Native to Singapore Ferns and Lycophytes Herbaceous Plant


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Mascarene Island, Sri Lanka, S. India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Malesia to Tahiti, Australia & New Zealand
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Endangered (EN))

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Short creeping rhizome covered with minute brown hairs.
Habitat Usually found on forest floor with thick leaf litter.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 277
Species ID 1573
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Species record last updated on: 30 June 2022.