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Ferns and Horsetails (Monilophytes)
Clubmosses and Quillworts (Lycophytes)
Dryopteris cambrensis  •  Narrow Scaly Male Fern
Dryopteris cambrensis (Fraser-Jenkins) Beitel & W. Buck; D. affinis (Lowe) Fraser-Jenkins subsp. cambrensis Fraser-Jenkins; Narrow Scaly Male Fern; Narrow Golden-scaled Male Fern
Four subspecies have been defined by Fraser-Jenkins, of which two occur in Britain and Ireland. These are:
D. cambrensis subsp. cambrensis
D. cambrensis subsp. pseudocomplexa
Dryopteris cambrensis, Cumbria, early July
Frond. Cumbria, June Mid-section of frond. Cumbria, June
Detail of mid-section of frond. Cumbria, June Pinna. Cumbria, June
Pinnules. Cumbria, June Base of stipes. Cumbria, June
Mid-section of frond, Cumbria, late July Base of pinnae showing dark spot at junction of rhachis. Cumbria,late July
Underside of pinnae and rhachis showing sori; rhachis and pinnae midribs fairly thickly clothed in scales. Cumbria, late July Underside of pinnae showing sori with sporangia in various stages of ripeness. Cumbria, early August
Underside of pinna showing sori with ripe sporangia. Cumbria, early August Underside of pinna showing sori with ripe sporangia shedding spores. Cumbria, early August
Underside of pinna showing sori with ripe sporangia shedding spores. Cumbria, early August Cumbria, early July
Cumbria, early July West Cornwall, late June
Cumbria, June Cumbria, June
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