NZ Plants T – Tmesipteris elongata to Trichomanes reniforme

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Tmesipteris elongata is a fern ally that typically grows as an epiphyte (perched on another plant, which is usually a tree fern). The aerial stems are pendulous, with leaves spirally arranged. The spore containing capsules are found on the stems.
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Trichomanes reniforme, kidney fern, forms large mats in the forests of North, South, Stewart and the Chatham Islands. The fronds are a distinctive kidney shape, and curl up in dry weather, recovering after rain.
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