Epiphytism in ferns: diversity and history.

  title={Epiphytism in ferns: diversity and history.},
  author={J. -B. Dubuisson and Harald Schneider and S. Hennequin},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  volume={332 2-3},
As for other vascular plants, numerous adaptive strategies have been selected in epiphytic ferns in order to survive in a constraining and desiccating environment and thus to prevent dehydration and/or to access to water and nutrients. Here we present some of the specializations that allow ferns to survive in this particular habitat. Some of the most spectacular epiphytic specializations are observed in the Polypodiaceae family, involving humus-collectors which entrap humus in specialized… CONTINUE READING


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