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Cystopteridaceae: Fragile Fern Family



Cystopteris fragilis (Linnaeus) Bernhardi






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Cystopteris bulbifera
Cystopteris fragilis
Cystopteris laurentiana
Cystopteris montana
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Gymnocarpium robertianum




Cystopteris bulbifera (Linnaeus) Bernhardi  -  Bulblet Bladder Fern - [NF - RARE]
Cap St. George, Newfoundland. Garden Hill. Limestone barrens. July 19, 1999. [Transparencies - René Charest]
Tip of Frond, Closeup, Showing Bulblets
Tip of Frond, Showing Bulblets

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Cystopteris fragilis (Linnaeus) Bernhardi  -  Fragile Fern, Brittle Bladder Fern - [NF, LAB]
L'Anse-Amour, Labrador. Scree slope below cliff, just past village. Limestone area. July 10, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Plant
Raleigh, Newfoundland. Aunt Martha's Hill [Piton Point], north of main town. Limestone cliffs and scree, on seaward side of point. July 15, 2003. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup, Underside
Whole Plants
Whole Plants
Tilt Cove, Newfoundland. Cliff ledge near town. July 20, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Sori
Frond
Mature Fronds
Young Fronds
Raleigh, Newfoundland. Aunt Martha's Hill [Piton Point], north of main town. Limestone cliffs and scree, on seaward side of point. July 22, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Plant
Roger's Cove, Cobb's Arm, Newfoundland. Base of limestone cliff. July 27, 2006. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond
Cow Head Headland, Newfoundland. High ground. Limestone outcrop near trail. August 12, 2004. [Digital - Pat/Dan Montegue]
Whole Plants
Cataracts Provincial Park, west of Colinet, Newfoundland. Wet cliff in gorge. August 12, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Young Fronds
Manuels River, Newfoundland. Shaley cliff above lower section of river. September 15, 2003. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Underside
Frond, Underside
Whole Plant
Whole Plants, in Habitat
Whole Plants, in Habitat
Whole Plants, in Habitat
Cataracts Provincial Park, west of Colinet, Newfoundland. Wet cliff in gorge. September 20, 2006. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond

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Cystopteris laurentiana (Weatherby) Blasdell  -  Laurentian Fragile Fern - [NF - RARE]
Flowers Cove, Newfoundland. Middle "White Rocks"*. July 10, 2001. [Digital - John Maunder]
Cystopteris laurentiana - Chasm Flora
Salix vestita, Cystopteris laurentiana, Mitella nuda - Chasm Flora
Salix vestita, Cystopteris laurentiana, Mitella nuda - Chasm Flora
Cystopteris laurentiana, Ribes lacustre - Chasm Flora
Cystopteris laurentiana, Mitella nuda - Chasm Flora
Cystopteris laurentiana, Mitella nuda - Chasm Flora
Cow Head Headland, Newfoundland. Undercut (by ancient wave-action) limestone cliff in coniferous woods. July 18, 2003. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond Tip, Underside, Closeup
Frond Tip, Underside
Frond, Underside
Frond, Underside
Frond, Underside
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Whole Plants in Habitat
Whole Plants in Habitat
Cow Head Headland, Newfoundland. Undercut (by ancient wave-action) limestone cliff in coniferous woods. July 23, 2005. [Digital - Pat/Dan Montegue]
Whole Plants
Whole Plants

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Cystopteris montana (Lamarck) Bernhardi ex Desvaux  -  Mountain Bladder Fern - [NF - RARE, LAB]
Yankee Point, Newfoundland. Under lowest boughs of stunted conifers. July 18, 2008. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Frond Typical triangular aspect
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond, 3/4 View
Frond, Side View
Sori
Sori
Sori
Sori
Sori
Sori
Frond, Underside, with Sori
Habitat, Plants under boughs to right of centre
Habitat, Longer View
Battery Trail, between L'Anse-au-Loup and L'Anse-au-Diable, Labrador. August 8, 2013. [Digital - Diane Allen and Paul Hines]
Sori
Sori
Frond
Frond
Frond
Fronds
Fronds
Fronds in Habitat
Battery Trail, between L'Anse-au-Loup and L'Anse-au-Diable, Labrador. August 20, 2012. [Digital - Diane Allen and Paul Hines]
Pinnules
Young Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond

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Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Linnaeus) Newman  -  Common Oak Fern - [NF, LAB]
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. Lomond River Trail. Open, mixed woods. July 23, 2003. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond
Frond, Underside

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Gymnocarpium robertianum (Hoffmann) Newman  -  Limestone Oak Fern - [NF - RARE]
Table Mountain, Stephenville area, Newfoundland. Limestone barrens. July 13, 1999. [Transparencies - René Charest]
Frond, Portion
Frond, Immature
Whole Plants in Habitat
Cap St. George, Newfoundland. Garden Hill. Limestone barrens. July 19, 1999. [Transparency - René Charest]
Frond
Burnt Cape, Raleigh, Newfoundland. Limestone barrens. August 12, 2012. [Digital - Diane Allen and Paul Hines]
Base of a Pinna: note hairiness
Pinnae
Pinnae
Pinnae
Sori
Sori
Frond
Frond
Fronds
Burnt Cape, Raleigh, Newfoundland. Limestone barrens. August 12, 2012. [Digital - Diane Allen and Paul Hines]
Frond, mature and flat

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