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Blechnum gibbum

English name: Blechnam gibbum/Dwarf fern

Latin name: Blechnum gibbum

Family: Blechnaceae - Blechnaceae

Origin: New Caledonia, Fiji

In its native habitat, this is a large fern with a scaly, rhizome-shaped stem up to 1 m. In height. At its top it grows a “plumage” of single, feather-like leaves. It is cultivated as a potted and greenhouse plant, though it is relatively difficult to grow. 

Blechnum gibbum