Boston Fern

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Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis exaltata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Division:Polypodiophyta
Class:Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Suborder:Polypodiineae
Family:Nephrolepidaceae
Genus:Nephrolepis
Species:
N. exaltata
Binomial name
Nephrolepis exaltata
(L.) Schott

Nephrolepis exaltata, known as the sword fern or Boston fern, is a species of fern in the family Lomariopsidaceae (sometimes treated in the families Davalliaceae or Oleandraceae, or in its own family, Nephrolepidaceae) native to tropical regions throughout the world. This evergreen plant can reach as high as 40–90 centimetres (16–35 in), and in extreme cases up to 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in). It is also known as the Boston swordfern, wild Boston fern, Boston Blue Bell Fern, tuber ladder fern, or fishbone fern.

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