During the winter period, this fern species sheds its leaves. This behaviour is unusual for a fern and may be an adaptation to the climate of its alpine habitats - the plant extends the winter dormancy of the sporophyte and can deal with the water stress during the winter months.
Plant structures that open at maturity.
Grows on another plant or structure, but does not derive nutrition from it.
Plant structures, such as fruits that do not open at maturity.
Having a shape between oval and lance-like.
Erect sterile filaments occurring amongst reproductive organs in plants.
A segregate genus is created when a genus is split off, from another genus.
Clusters of sporangia.
Spore producing structures.
Occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period.