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Moss Fern

Stenogrammitis ascensionensis

Type: Endemic Plant | Status: Critically Endangered | Nativeness: Endemic


Tiny fern with linear, narrow laminae (fronds) generally less than 5 mm wide and 10 cm long. Grows as a lithophyte on damp, wind-exposed banks and rocks and more commonly as an epiphyte in the manmade cloud forest around the summit of Green Mountain. Often associated with a dense sward of native bryophytes, such as the moss Calymperes ascensionis.

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