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Rhizomes thick, with a dense covering of narrow chaffy brown scales. Leaves

triangular-ovate in outline, 25-40cm or more in length, quadripinnate-pinnatifid. Macronesia, southern Spain and North Africa, on trees and rocks. Half-hardy, needing just frost-free conditions. Sheds its leaves in early summer, often attractively yellow before falling, and grows again one to two months later.