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  • Three photos of different fern rhizomes.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 24 September 2010 Size: 650 KB Referencing Hub media

    When classifying fern species, vegetative characters such as the rhizome become important. The rhizome is the stem of the fern plant. It can be creeping, vertical or erect.

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