Polystichum fuentesii Espinosa

Fuentes’ Shield Fern (Polystichum fuentesii)

Fuentes’ Shield Fern is one of the few plant species that are known to be endemic to the island of Rapa Nui.

The species, however, is known only from the type material that was collected in 1911, so apparently it was already on the brink of extinction back then.


edited: 08.05.2021