A Digital Flora
of Newfoundland and Labrador
Vascular Plants



Dryopteridaceae: Wood Fern Family



Dryopteris intermedia (Muhl. ex Willd.) A. Gray






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Page created November 14, 2001
Page last updated September 25, 2012



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Dryopteris ×boottii [D. cristata x D. intermedia]
Dryopteris campyloptera "flat form"
Dryopteris campyloptera "curly coastal form"
Dryopteris campyloptera × Dryopteris cristata
Dryopteris campyloptera x D. intermedia
Dryopteris carthusiana
Dryopteris carthusiana "curly coastal form"
Dryopteris cristata
Dryopteris expansa
Dryopteris filix-mas subsp. brittonii
Dryopteris fragrans
Dryopteris intermedia
Dryopteris marginalis
Dryopteris ×uliginosa [D. carthusiana x D. cristata]
Polystichum braunii
Polystichum lonchitis
Polystichum scopulinum





Dryopteris campyloptera (Kunze) Clarkson ["Flat Form"]  -  Mountain Woodfern, Spreading Shieldfern - [NF, LAB]
Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove section of the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland. Thick coniferous woods. June 8, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup
Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove section of the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland. Thick coniferous woods. August 2001. [Digital - John Maunder]
Closeup of Fruiting Bodies
Extreme Closeup of Fruiting Bodies
Hall's Gullies, central Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. Mature mixed woods. September 8, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Inner Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
Inner Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
Lowest Pinna
Lowest Pinna, Underside
Frond, Lower Section
Frond, Lower Section
Frond

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Dryopteris campyloptera (Kunze) Clarkson ["Curly Coastal Form"]  -  Mountain Woodfern, Spreading Shieldfern - [NF, LAB]
Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove section of the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland. Thick coniferous woods. August 2001. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Fronds
Whole Frond
Frond Detail
Frond Detail
Frond Detail
Frond Detail

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Dryopteris campyloptera x D. intermedia [or, possibly Dryopteris carthusiana x D. intermedia = D. triploidea Wherry]  -  [Hybrid Woodfern] - [NF]
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. Meetinghouse Road Blueberry Road. High barren ridges. Chasms within bedrock. September 4, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond Base, Closeup [Note short glandular hairs on central rachis]
Frond Base, Closeup
Frond Base [Lower, inner pinnules a bit longer than next outer ones]
Frond Base
Frond Base
Frond Base
Frond Tip
Frond
Fronds
Whole Plants, in Habitat
Whole Plants, in Habitat

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Dryopteris carthusiana (Villars) H. P. Fuchs  -  Spinulose Woodfern - [NF, LAB]
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. East Coast Trail, "the Zig-Zags" descending to Shoe Cove Beach. Open coniferous woods. June 28, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond Tip
Upper Pinnae
Pinna Bases and Rachis
Pinna Basesand Rachis
Rachis
Inner Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
Inner Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
Fronds
Fronds, Side View
Whole Plant in Habitat
Hall's Gullies, central Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. Mature mixed woodland. September 8, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
First Acroscopic (Upper) Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
First Basiscopic (Lower) Pinnules of Lowest Pinnae
Lower Pinnae, Underside
Frond, Lower Section
Frond, Lower Section
Frond
Habitat

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Dryopteris carthusiana (Villars) H. P. Fuchs ["Curly Coastal Form"]  -  Spinulose Woodfern - [NF, LAB]
Yankee Point, Newfoundland. Open edge of coniferous woods. Near salt water. July 13, 2008. [Digital - John Maunder]
Pinnules on Lowest Pinna
Lowest Pinna, Underside
Lowest Pinna, Underside
Lowest Pinnaea, Underside
Frond Tip
Frond
Frond
Frond
Frond, Side View
Habitat

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Dryopteris cristata (Linnaeus) A. Gray  -  Crested Woodfern - [NF]
Grand Bay West, Newfoundland. Vegetated dunes behind beach. July 12, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Pinnae
Frond
Frond
Whole Plant, in Habitat
Grand Bay West, Newfoundland. Vegetated dunes behind beach. July 26, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Pinnae
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Frond
Fronds
Fronds
Plants in Habitat
Cape Race Lighthouse Road, Bristy Cove Brook, Newfoundland. Bog. September 6, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Pinna, Closeup
Pinnae
Pinnae
Pinna, Underside
Frond Tip
Frond
Fronds

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Dryopteris expansa (C. Presl) Fraser-Jenkins & Jermy  -  Northern Woodfern - [NF, LAB]
Cape St. Francis, Newfoundland. Gully Trail. Open woods. July 11, 2005. [Digital - John Maunder]
Lower Pinnae
Lower Pinnae
Pinnules
Pinnules, Underside
Frond
Northern Peninsula Highway, near New Ferrole Junction, Newfoundland. Tucker's Cottages. Coniferous woods. July 12, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Whole Frond
About 138.5 km west of Paradise River Junction, Labrador. Coniferous woods. August 3, 2003. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Plant
Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove section of the East Coast Trail, Newfoundland. Thick coniferous woods. August 2001. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Fronds
Frond Details
Closeup of Fruiting Bodies
Extreme Closeup of Fruiting Bodies

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Dryopteris filix-mas (Linnaeus) Schott subsp. brittonii Fraser-Jenkins and Widen  -  Male Fern - [NF, LAB]
Barr'd Harbour Hill, Highlands of St. John, Newfoundland. Mature woods. July 12-13, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Extreme Closeup, Top
Frond, Closeup, Top
Frond, Closeup, Top
Frond, Closeup, Top
Fruiting Pinnae
Fruiting Pinnae
Fruiting Pinnae
Base of Stems
Whole Plant, Top View
Marble Mountain, Newfoundland. Beaver Pond Trail. Mixed woods. July 17, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Sori, Closeup
Whole Plants in Habitat

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Dryopteris fragrans (Linnaeus) Schott  -  Fragrant Woodfern - [NF, LAB]
Tilt Cove, Newfoundland. Under large boulders and amongst boulder rubble. Bouldery scree on lefthand hillside towards harbour. July 20, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Sori
Sori
Fronds
Fronds
Fronds
Fronds
Fronds
Old Dead Fronds
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Whole Plant

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Dryopteris intermedia (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) A. Gray  -  Evergreen Woodfern - [NF]
Northern Peninsula Highway, near New Ferrole Junction, Newfoundland. Tucker's Cottages. Coniferous woods. July 1, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup
Frond, Closeup
Gambo, Newfoundland. David Smallwood Park. River trail. Coniferous woods. July 22, 2006. [Digital - John Maunder]
Basal Pinnae
Frond, Lower Portion
Whole Plants
Whitbourne *, Newfoundland. Sir Robert Bond Estate, July 27, 2001. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Frond
Whole Fronds
St. Alban's, Newfoundland. Just past end of town road, on dirt track. Edge of mixed woods. September 12, 2010. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, underside, closeup
St. John's, Newfoundland. Oxen Pond Botanic Park. Coniferous woods. October 7, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Rachis, Closeup
Rachis
Base of Frond
Frond
Frond
Cape St. Francis, Newfoundland. Lighthouse Road. Coniferous woods. November 12, 2004. [Digital - John Maunder]
Base of Frond
Base of Frond
Frond

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Dryopteris marginalis (Linnaeus) A. Gray  -  Marginal Woodfern - [NF - RARE]
Barachois Pond Provincial Park, Newfoundland. Mixed woods. Steep inclines below rocky outcrops on mountain. August 24, 2010. [Digital - Claudia Hanel/Aare Voitk]
Sori
Sori
Sori
Sori
Frond, underside
Frond, underside
Frond, top, lower portion
Frond, top, lower portion
Whole Plant (ie. "crown")
Habitat

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Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée  -  Braun's Hollyfern - [NF, ?LAB]
Barr'd Harbour Hill, Highlands of St. John, Newfoundland. Mixed woods. July 12, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Sori
Fronds
Whole Plant
Pasadena, Newfoundland. Urban garden. July 17, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Base
Doctors Brook, Newfoundland. Mixed woods. August 29, 2005. [Digital - Claudia Hanel]
Whole Plant
Whole Plants

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Polystichum lonchitis (Linnaeus) Roth  -  Hollyfern - [NF]
Burnt Cape, Newfoundland. Southeast side. Below cliff near shore. Limestone area. July 6, 2002. [Digital - John Maunder]
Frond, Closeup, Bottom, Sori
Frond, Closeup, Bottom
Frond, Closeup, Top
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Whole Plant
Table Mountain, near Stephenville, Newfoundland. Limestone area. Near Summit. Mossy gully in open heath. July 8, 2007. [Digital - John Maunder]
Whole Plant

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