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Common name

English: Soft shield fern

German: Borstiger Schildfarn

Portuguese: Fentanha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2633)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (42)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (36)

      Order: Polypodiales (32)

        Family: Dryopteridaceae (8)

          Genus: Polystichum (1)

            Epithet: setiferum (Forssk.) Woyn. (1)

setiferum => from saeta, a bristle or stiff hair and fero, to bear or carry

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Polystichum setiferum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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