Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 38 'Ponga Fern'

These cut ponga logs have been sitting around for a while, and the ferns still grow on them!


  1. I've never heard of Ponga trees. Have you looked at the underside of the ferns? Look for the sori or brown spots. Spores are produced there for the next gen of fern.

  2. Ponga is the Maori word for Tree ferns. The fern after some aging is silver on the underside and that is one of our main national icons 'the silver fern'