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structure of a fern click to hear : structure of a fern

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sorus blade adventitious roots rhizome fiddlehead petiole pinna frond

sorus click to hear : sorus

Cluster of small spore-producing structures covering the underside of a pinna.

blade click to hear : blade

Main part of the frond, rich in chlorophyll.

adventitious roots click to hear : adventitious roots

Roots that grow out of the rhizome, enabling the fern to anchor itself to the soil and absorb water and mineral salts from it.

rhizome click to hear : rhizome

Stem usually found underground that grows horizontally, occasionally vertically, out of which adventitious fronds and roots grow.

fiddlehead click to hear : fiddlehead

Immature fern frond; its coiled tip is shaped like the head of a fiddle.

petiole click to hear : petiole

Slender part of the frond connecting the blade to the rhizome.

pinna click to hear : pinna

Segment of the frond’s blade, the underside of which bears sori.

frond click to hear : frond

Fern leaf, originating at the rhizome, that bears sori and is especially adapted to capture light and perform photosynthesis.