Fern frond in fruit

This is a fern frond, viewed under the microscope. The greenish circles are ‘sporangia’: they contain the fern’s spores.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Common Name
fern frond in fruit
Simple Name
plant: microscope slide preparation
Full Name
PTERIDOPHYTA: frond of fern in fruit
glass slide length 3 in; glass slide W 1 in; glass slide TH < 1/16 in
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Sladen, Mr Walter Percy (from the collection of): Carpenter, Dr William Benjamin (from the collection of)

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