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Named for Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, ( 1745-1820) English botanist.
Desmond, Ray. (1977). Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists. Taylor and Francis, London.


Family changed from Blechnaceae to Aspleniaceae.
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan

Woodwardia orientalis Sw.

Genus: Woodwardia
Species: orientalis Sw.
Common names: Oriental Chain Fern
Distribution summary: China, Japan
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Damp, humus-rich soil in partial shade, on rocky hillsides, streamsides & clearings
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Far East (L)
Reason for growing: Other use

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