Sunday, May 15, 2016

Acrostichum aureum

Acrostichum aureum is a species of fern from the plant Family Pteridaceae (and Subfamily Ceratopteridoideae). This plant grows in mangrove areas towards the inland. It can tolerate salinity. The young leaves are reddish  but grow to green mature leaves. Common names include swamp fern and mangrove fern. Locally it is known as piai raya and piai laut.