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Fishtail Fern
Nephrolepis falcata

English Common Name: Fishtail Fern, Fishtail Sword Fern, Weeping Sword Fern

Chinese Name / 中文名: 镰叶肾蕨 (Lián yè shèn jué)

Other Local Name: Paku Sepat (Malay), Paku Cecerenean (Malay)

Family Name: Nephrolepidaceae

Scientific Name: Nephrolepis falcata

Synonym: Tectaria falcata

Classification: Pteridophytes (Ferns and Allies)‎ > ‎Pteridophyta (Fern Division)‎ > ‎Polypodiales‎ > ‎Nephrolepidaceae‎ > ‎Nephrolepis

Origin: Southeast Asia

Growth Habit: Epiphytic shrub

Characteristic: An epiphytic species of fern.

Care Requirements: Prefers semi-shade and moderate watering.

Images Location: Penang, Malaysia

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