Wart Fern / Kangaroo Fern

Microsorum scolopendria (Phymatosorus scolopendria)


The Wart or Kangaroo Fern (who coins these names? Maybe just go with the Latin: Microsorum scolopendrium) is a creeping tropical with three to four pairs of pointed pinnae on leathery fronds. These are supported by a creeping grayish rhizome that meanders along the soil’s surface.

The spores are in puckers on the fronds’ undersides and show on the surface as a series of little raised bumps (warts!).

This is a foot tall fern that serves well as a dense cover in the warm well-lit areas of Zones 9 and higher.

Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 9 - 10 Learn more about zones


Type: Deciduous

Collection(s): Tropical

Casa Flora Number: 22090