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Polystichum lonchitis

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Authors: L.   Roth  

Botanical Description

Leaves ascending to spreading usually to about 30cm long but exceptionally to twice this, the blades linear to narrowly lanceolate in outline, simply pinnate. Pinnae deep green, forty-one to eighty-one, l-3cm long, often overlapping, ovate, somewhat curved towards the leaf apex, unequally based and spine-tipped toothed. Northern hemisphere including the British Isles, in basic rock crevices at subalpine and alpine levels. Needs sharply drained soil and good light to thrive in cultivation.