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Gleichenia alpina (Gleicheniaceae)

Gleichenia alpina (alpine coral fern) is a common native groundfern that grows in boggy alpine and subalpine vegetation. It has the typical Gleichenia foliage, which is repeatedly dichotomously divided before ending in pinnate laminas. The distinctive feature is deep pouches densely covered with hairs on the underside of the pinnules.
 

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