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Genus: Woodwardia

chain fern

The sori are long, narrow and have flap-like indusia; they occur in a single row along the central vein of the leaf or leaflet. The secondary veins of the leaf blade split and rejoin to form a netlike pattern. Reference: Cranfill (1993).

Family

Blechnaceae (chain fern family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

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