Osmunda vachellii

Species: Osmunda vachellii 

English name: Vachell’s Interrupted Fern

Chinese name: 華南紫萁、假蘇鐵

Family: Osmundaceae.


This genus contains a living fossil dated back to the Triassic.

Rhizome erect, stout, woody. Found in hillsides, often by streams and sometimes in open sites.

©Karlostachis 2009

©Karlostachis 2009


–  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