Ceratopteris richardii

Triangle Waterfern

Aquarium suitability: unknown, see description!

Common names: 
  • Triangle Waterfern

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • free-floating submerged plant
  • free-floating (surface)
  • fern
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Botanical name [?]: Ceratópteris richárdii Brongn.

Major group (unranked): Ferns (Monilophytes)
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Ceratopteris


Ceratopteris richardii is a Water Sprite species that is morphologically similar to Ceratopteris thalictroides (in the wider sense). They can be distinguished by counting the number of spores per sporangium: C. richardii has sporangia with 16 spores, while the sporangia of C. thalictroides contain 32 spores.

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References and further reading:
  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ceratopteris richardii", Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed 2 December 2012)
  2. C-fern official site (accessed 2 December 2012)
Temperature tolerance 18 to 30 °C

Propagation: Proliferating leaves, Spores

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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TODO Ceratopteris richardii is also known as Triangle Waterfern.

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