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Blue Shield Fern (Polystichum oculatum)

Last Modified: 14-1-2020 22:42

Polystichum oculatum
Polystichum oculatum

Blue Shield Fern (Polystichum oculatum) is a fern native to New Zealand found in lowland coastal forest and scrublands. P. occulatum is closely related to P. neozelandicum. This example was observed in the Sutherland Stream catchment of the Wither Hills Farm Park.

Location: Latitude: -41.549873 Longitude: 173.965988

Image Date: 16/9/2018

Photographer: Christopher Cookson

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