The Resurrection Fern

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


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


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


Viola. Alive again.

Its scientific name is Pleopeltis polypodioides.


The photo below was taken on Monday.


Then again in the rain on Tuesday.


By Wednesday it looked alive again.


Viva la Fern!


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