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Common name

English: Soft shield fern

German: Borstiger Schildfarn

Portuguese: Fentanha


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (43)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Polypodiales (31)

        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


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Polystichum setiferum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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