Featured January 7
Featuring a Lecanopteris curtisii (a fern)
This epiphyte has grown on a branch of a fiddlehead fig tree for a number of years. If you look carefully you can discern a trail of blob-like structures (feet, I think of them) that each send out one fern frond. Once the frond has died and fallen off, the blob turns brown and shrinks (dies?). New green blobs form around the edges of the original point of growth, and thusly the fern spreads through the branches of the host tree, as befits a blobby plant.
Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens
January 1, 2017 (D001-2017 )