Psilotum nudum (L.) Griseb.
- Common Name: Whisk Fern, Skeleton Fork Fern
- Family: Psilotaceae Kanitz.
- Country of Origin: widespread distribution in tropics and subtropics
- Description: (syn. P. triquetrum)
Herbaceous perennial devoid of roots, with scale leaves only, and dichotomously branching ribbed stems to 50cm long.
Resembling early vascular plants known from the fossil record, but now considered a fern ally related to the Ophioglossales due to recent genetic evidence suggesting that they have lost many of their original fern-like characters.
- Culture: Tropical or subtropical conditions. May benefit from mycorhizal association at least in the gametophyte stage.
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- Accession # 198500935
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1109 - AFR:Congo Basin A
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 05-22-2013
- Division: Ferns
- Class: Psilotopsida
- Order: Psilotales
- Family: Psilotaceae
data regenerated on Wed, 22 May 2013 14:16:48 -0400