The Resurrection Fern

These fascinating little epiphytes grow on the barks of trees. They seem to prefer horizontal limbs.

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When they are dry they curl up and look almost dead.

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When it rains they soak up the water from the bark and..

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Viola. Alive again.

Its scientific name is Pleopeltis polypodioides.

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The photo below was taken on Monday.

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Then again in the rain on Tuesday.

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By Wednesday it looked alive again.

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Viva la Fern!

 

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