Thomas Rudolph (2010)

Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: slow
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Habit, plant type:

  • rhizome or creeping stem
  • epiphyte or epilith
  • fern
Botanical name [?]: Microsórum ptéropus (Blume) Copeland

Major group (unranked): Ferns (Monilophytes)
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Microsorum


Microsorum pteropus "Trident" is an uncommon Java fern form that probably comes from Sarawak (Borneo). Its leaves have 2 to 5 frontal lobes on each side. The middle and lateral lobes are very narrow, much like in the Java fern variety "Needle Leaf".

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