kids encyclopedia robot

Tmesipteris tannensis facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Tmesipteris tannensis
Tmesipteris tannensis 11.JPG
Scientific classification
Genus:
Tmesipteris
Species:
tannensis

Tmesipteris tannensis is a fern ally endemic to New Zealand. It is usually epiphytic on trees and tree ferns, but is occasionally terrestrial.

An example of occurrence of T. tannensis within a tiered phytocoenosis is in Central Westland of South Island, New Zealand. These forests are the most extensive continuous podocarp/broadleaf forests in New Zealand. The overstory includes miro, rimu and mountain totara. The mid-story includes tree ferns such as Cyathea smithii and Dicksonia squarrosa, whilst the lowest tier and epiphytic associates include Asplenium polyodon, Astelia solandri and Blechnum discolor along with T. tannensis.

Sources

kids search engine
Tmesipteris tannensis Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.