Dryopteris-wallichiana is a species of fern in the family Dryopteridaceae. It is native to the Himalayas and other mountainous regions in Asia. It typically grows in damp, shady areas such as forests or along streams.
Dryopteris wallichiana has distinctive fronds that can reach up to 90cm in height. The fronds are bipinnate, meaning they are divided into smaller leaflets that are further divided into smaller segments. These segments have a slightly toothed margin. The fronds are a dark green colour and have a delicate and lacy appearance.
This fern is commonly used in gardens and landscaping for its ornamental value. It does well in shaded areas and is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, including slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soils. It is also relatively drought-tolerant once established.
In its native habitat, Dryopteris wallichiana plays an important ecological role as it provides shelter and food for various wildlife species. It is also utilized by local communities for various medicinal purposes.
Overall, Dryopteris-wallichiana is a beautiful fern species that adds elegance and texture to gardens and landscapes while also providing important ecological functions.
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