A fern species from Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

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I thnk my previous attempt at this posting failed.  I have been a member of BPS for many years. I recently had the privilege and pleasure of visiting Sri Lanka where I was very impressed by the great diversity of ferns and related species. Although there is a checklist available on line I have no literature on the fern flora. I have managed to identify a few species but have others for which I would be very grateful for help in identification if at all possible. This species was photographed in the Sinharaja Reserve, Sri Lanka on 25th February 2019. Many thanks Alan Outen

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2 thoughts on “A fern species from Sinharaja, Sri Lanka”

  1. I think that this is Cyathea walkerae. I saw this last year on the Knuckles ranges. It is a native fern and widespread in the island. I may have some growing from spores, though they look awfully like Macrothelypteris torresiana, which gets everywhere.

  2. Many thanks Peter for this and all your help. I had not realised that Cyathea species will produce spores when still so young, but that probably just reflects my ignorance!

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