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 Post subject: Funky Fronds
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:59 am 
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Greetings folks
Thought some of ya might like to peruse some photos of cool plants that inhabit our HK forests.
First series will be ferns and then a few other plants.

JJ

Tectaria subtriphylla (fertile frond)


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Pteris ensiformis (unusually branched out)


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Hemigramma decurrens(a deep shade ,deep forest mountain fern)


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Cyathea lepifera(naturalised tree fern)


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unfurling lepifera crozier

This tree fern is also called "flying spider-monkey tree fern"


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Brainea insignis(not a true tree fern but gets up to 6ft tall if mature)


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unfurling brainea crozier


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Flower of deep shade palm like herb Curculigo capitulata


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more of that curculigo


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Cool leaf


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New leaf of Ardisia primulaefolia



Well that's all for now folks...........now is a good time for deep jungle exploration cause the damp weather is in full swing(and the big woodland spiders aren't quite yet waiting to eat your face)


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Seeing as those last few photos got you all so excited ;)..........here are some more.

Hundreds of these moths in the jungle at the moment......


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This fern supposed to be usable to treat snake bite...........


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Similar fern but different species......


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This got a centipede vibe to it........


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The above ferns' unfurling crozier.....


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Another crozier from Cibotium barometz ........"Brown haired dog"


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Rare "snake aroid" amorphophallus spp.(i haven't positively identified which species)......found in deep forest shade and a bit of a stinky plant.....usually with many flies hanging around it.


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the stems' colour giving the snake name.......


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another stem shot


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