Ceratopteris thalictroides

Species:  Ceratopteris thalictroides

English Name:  Water Fern

Chinese Name: 水蕨

Family:  Parkeriaceae


Rooted in mud, variable in size and appearance. It can reach up to 100cm long.

Massed on or around logs or other floating vegetation.

In some countries this species is used for culinary proposes, and it is a widely used aquarium plant.


© 2010 Phuong Tran

© 2010 Phuong Tran







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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author