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ID of epiphytic plants

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:29 pm
by illumbomb
Hi All,

I am trying to gain knowledge on some common epiphytes found on Singapore's roadside trees so I will appriciate if you could assist along the way with confirming their ID. Thanks!

a) Davallia denticulata (Rabbit's Foot Fern)???
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b) Is this the younger plant of some fern?
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c) There 2 two types of ferns in this photograph, the straighter type around the edge of the photograph and the more wavy type in the centre. Is the straighter type the same as B above?
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d) This is a stem plant which seemed to have baby plants growing along the edge of the older leaves.
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e) Pyrrosia piloselloides (Dragon's scale)???
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f) Pyrrosia longifolia???
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g) ???
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h) Vittaria ensiformis???
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More to come soon... Thanks!

Re: ID of epiphytic plants

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:22 pm
by green baron
If I remember correctly there is a BP guidebooks for ferns that has all these plants.

Re: ID of epiphytic plants

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:08 pm
by illumbomb
Hi, I have the BP guidebook called "A guide to the ferns of Singapore" too but I don't think that the guidebook featured all the ephiphytic ferns found in Singapore...

Re: ID of epiphytic plants

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:54 pm
by angieng
Hi illumbomb,
You're already fairly good in id-ing your ferns.

The stem plant Kalanchoe pinnata was a favourite plant during my schooldays. We put an adult leaf between pages of our books and wait for the babies to grow out along the leaf margins. Then we plant them. Today you can see this plant as an escapee in wasteland beside mature trees, usually the Raintrees.

NSS conducted a Fern course in April 2011 and we hope to conduct a 2nd course in August 2012.
It proved to be a popular course.

Cheers!

Re: ID of epiphytic plants

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:22 pm
by illumbomb
Thanks for all the tips, another forumer has helped me to identify the plant under b and c as Vittaria ensiformis (shoestring fern) too and plant under item g as Pyrossia lanceolata.