© Tobias Coring (2010)

Microsorum pteropus "Taiwan"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: slow
See also: Microsorum pteropus "Needle Leaf" , Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
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Range and localities: 

Tropical or subtropical Asia; exact origin unknown, probably not Taiwan

Height: 20 - 45 cm
Width: 20 - 45 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

  • Microsorum pteropus ''Taiwan Narrow''

Misapplied names: 
  • Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
  • Microsorum pteropus ''Needle Leaf''
  • Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'

Habit, plant type:

  • rhizome or creeping stem
  • epiphyte or epilith
  • fern
Major group (unranked): Ferns (Monilophytes)
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Microsorum

References and further reading:
  1. Muth, H. (2013): Narrow-, Needle-, Mini- oder Taiwan-Javafarn: was ist was? - Flowgrow, Aquascaping News (http://aquascaping.flowgrow.de/item/190-narrow-needle-mini-oder-taiwan-javafarn-was-ist-was, accessed 18 June 2014)
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