West Highland Flora

Mountain Fern


Oreopteris limbosperma

Older names: Thelypteris limbosperma, Thelypteris oreopteris.

Oreopteris limbosperma

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Sep 2001 Scorrybreac, Skye

Frequent around hill scrub and beside moorland burns.

Longest pinna c 5-12 cm

ID: Sori up against margin of leaf-underside.  Middle pinnae the longest, lowest very short.

Other features: Pinnules scarcely toothed, compared to other ferns, and margins inrolled below.  Smells of lemon when crushed.

 

Oreopteris limbosperma

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Sep 2001 Sligachan, Skye

     
     
Oreopteris limbosperma

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Sep 2001 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

 

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
 

Underside, showing sori up against inrolled pinnule-margins
     
     

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 


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