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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