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java fern "spores"
> I have a java fern that has what I think may be spores. But I don't even
> know if I am using that term correctly. On one leaf there is small brown
> "bumps" pretty uniformly spaced in two columns from the tip of the leaf to
> the bottom of the leaf. What are these? Normal? Healthy? Unhealthy?
Neil already responded that this is normal. I don't know whether java
ferns are true ferns or not, but on a fern the bumps would be called sori
(singular would be sorus) and they are the site of spore production. Just
a little terminology tidbit!
Carmen C. Robinett Berkeley, CA (510) 642-5971