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Flexuose climbing fern (Lygodium flexuosum)

Flexuose climbing fern (Lygodium flexuosum) is a species of plant in the Lygodiaceae, a vine-like fern that produces stems that grow vines and climb the surrounding vegetation, growing in forests, agricultural land and abandoned lands.

L. flexuosum has a cylindrical stem, slender and strong like a rope, green and grows elongated to climb the surrounding vegetation. The leaves have short stalks and rachises, are elongated and green.

Dlium Flexuose climbing fern (Lygodium flexuosum)


Leaves have small segments on each side at the base. a bone in the center with several sideways veins. The sporangia are packed lined up along the edge, in the form of cylindrical and elongated folds. The sterile leaves have spear-shaped internodes.

Plants reproduce by means of spores and propagate asexually through underground rhizomes. It grows in humid and swampy habitats, especially in disturbed areas, agricultural land and abandoned lands.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Subclass: Polypodiidae
Order: Schizaeales
Family: Lygodiaceae
Genus: Lygodium
Species: Lygodium flexuosum

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