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ID of epiphytic plants found on roadside trees

#1 User is offline   illumbomb 

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Hi All,

I am trying to gain knowledge on some common epiphytes found on Singapore's roadside trees so I will appriciate if you could assist along the way with confirming their ID. Thanks!

a) Davallia denticulata (Rabbit's Foot Fern)???
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0356.jpg

B)/> Is this the younger plant of some fern?
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0357.jpg

c) There 2 two types of ferns in this photograph, the straighter type around the edge of the photograph and the more wavy type in the centre. Is the straighter type the same as B above?
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0347.jpg

d) This is a stem plant which seemed to have baby plants growing along the edge of the older leaves.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0348.jpg

e) Pyrrosia piloselloides (Dragon's scale)???
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0351.jpg

f) Pyrrosia longifolia???
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0353.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0354.jpg

g) ???
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0716.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0715.jpg

h) Vittaria ensiformis???
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn85/illumbomb/misc/IMG_0786.jpg

More to come soon... Thanks!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

plant in the second picture is the same as those in the third picture, just looks dry. I think it is shoestring fern. The broader leaf ones may be another type of fern, not sure. I've some broad leafed ones growing in some pots. There seems to be a local fern book at the library, maybe can see if it is mentioned.

d) This in the same family as those mother-of-thousands type of plant. succulent. When I was in primary school, a teacher passed us this plant to grow. It is quite weedy, and is very hardy that it grows in cracks of buildings. It is darker in colour with narrow leaf when growing in cracks exposed to the sun. but too much water may kill it.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

b and c is also Vittaria ensiformis...
you are correct about f
g is Pyrossia lanceolata

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for all the tips, another forumer has helped me to identify the plant under item d as Kalanchoe pinnata.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

Thanks for starting this topic. I'm starting to get interested in ferns and I really enjoyed all the photos. Sorry I'm absolutely no help at all though.
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