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July 2017

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Cyatheaceae

Cyathea nilgirensis – Nilgiri Tree Fern

Cyathea nilgiensis grown nearby a stream in Sim's Park, Coonoor, India. Cyathea nilgirensis is a kind of tree fern that is endemic to south India. This should not be confused with Cyathea australis which is also a tree fern native to Australia. These tree ferns are found in shady places of the forests and along the sides of the streams. Generally these love to grow alongside water because it is the primary mode of reproduction
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