Giant fern (Angiopteris evecta)

In the interior and higher elevations of Moorea this giant fern (Angiopteris evecta) is common in the forest. Looking towards the sunlight from under the fronds is a different perspective than most people see this and most other plants in the forest. The dark border on the leaves are the sporecapsules.

Native range is New Guinea to Pacific.


Last updated on 3 July 2024