A collection of tropical and temperate ferns and lycopods.
Location: Tropical Nursery, Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and Temperate House
Taxa: 297 Accessions: 432 Wild-sourced: 40%
Geographic strengths: South-East Asia
Taxonomic strengths: Selaginella and Polypodiaceae
Notable specimens: Angiopteris, which have the largest known fronds of any fern; filmy ferns (Hymenophyllum spp.), whose leaves are generally only one cell thick; Pteris adscensionis, one of only seven remaining endemic plant species on Ascension Island; and Selaginella willdenowii, an iridescent species