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Asplenium flaccidum subsp. hauraklense (Asplenium hauraklense)

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium
Species: A. flaccidum
Sub species: A. flaccidum hauraklense
Binomial name: Asplenium flaccidum subsp. hauraklense
Common name: Asplenium hauraklense

Asplenium hauraklense is a form of Asplenium flaccidum whose natural habitat is confined to coastal rocks and cliffs from the Three King Islands in the north of New Zealand to the Bay of Plenty. It is often found growing under pohutukawa were the soil is rich from bird droppings. It prefers light and is the only fern that tolerate plenty of manure.
Photographed at Otari Walton’s Bush Reserve, Wellington.