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Kiokio / Crown fern (Blechnum discolor) Waipoua forest, New Zealand. Dec 31, 2016. Blechnum discolor,Crown fern,Geotagged,New Zealand,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Kiokio / Crown fern (Blechnum discolor)

Waipoua forest, New Zealand. Dec 31, 2016.

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Blechnum discolor commonly called crown fern (Māori: kiokio), is a species of fern in the family Blechnaceae. This species is endemic to New Zealand. This species is found in a number of forest communities in diverse locations within New Zealand, and is sometimes a dominant understory component.
Spores are produced on specialised fronds. These are more erect, with a dark and shrivelled look.

Similar species: Polypodiales
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 26, 2017. Captured Dec 31, 2016 13:16 in Forestry Rd, Waipoua Kauri Forest 0376, New Zealand.
  • DMC-TZ70
  • f/3.3
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO800
  • 4.3mm