Dryopteris sparsa spore
Dryopteris sparsa is seldom seen as its distribution is quite limited. It is, however, reasonably easy to grow and is well worth cultivating if it can be given the conditions it requires. High humidity is a priority, as is a shaded site.
In the shaded area of a fernery it is equally happy in a basket or in the ground. When using this as a pot or basket specimen, ensure that the mixture is well-drained and do NOT overpot. Fertilize regularly.
The growing rhizome seems to be clothed in a membranous veil through which the fronds emerge.
This spore does not require any special treatment. Just treat like any other spore.
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Information and images from Australian Tropical Plants DVD ROM
Amphineuron opulentum - Asplenium athertonense - Blechnum articulatum - Blechnum wurunuran - Chingia australis - Cyathea baileyana - Cyathea celebica - Cyathea Exilis - Diplazium queenslandicum - Dryopteris hasseltii - Dryopteris sparsa - Lastreopsis microsora - Lastreopsis tinarooensis - Macrothelypteris torresiana - Oenotrichia tripinnata - Pneumatopteris costata - Pneumatopteris sogerensis - Pronephrium triphyllum - Pteris pacifica - Revwattsia fragilis - Sphaerostephanos heterocarpus - Teratophyllum brightiae - Dicksonia herbertii
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