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Goniophlebium percussum


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Lycophytes (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Sumatra to New Guinea
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Vulnerable (VU))

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Epiphytic fern, often found growing in association with the Birds nest fern (Asplenium nidus), or in the bases of palm fronds where debris has collected.
Foliage Fronds pinnate,  to 1m in length, pendent. Sori deeply sunken into the pinnae on the under surface of the pinnae, appearing as raised papillae to about 0.1cm in height on the upper surface of the fertile frond. Spores yellowish brown.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Suitable for Hanging Baskets

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Spore, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 31308
Species ID 5705
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.