A Most Unusual Tree Fern – It Does Not Develop a Trunk, It Spreads Horizontally

A Most Unusual Tree Fern - It Does Not Develop a Trunk, It Spreads Horizontally
A Most Unusual Tree Fern - It Does Not Develop a Trunk, It Spreads Horizontally
The horizontally spreading trunkless tree fern.

HERE’S a most unusual tree fern that we saw in a private farm in Benguet. Unlike the tree fern that you and I know which produces a tall trunk, this one does not develop any trunk. Instead, it produces trunkless new growth on the sides.

According to the owner, that has been there when he acquired the property in 1993.

When we showed this photo to a landscaper, he was really excited. He had not seen one like it before. How he wished this could be tissue-cultured.

We are not at liberty, however, to disclose who is the owner. Suffice it to say, now you know that there is such a tree fern.

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