Osmunda abyssinica

(Osmunda abyssinica)


Morphology/Physiology Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall After Harvest Regrowth Rate Bloat None C:N Ratio High Coppice Potential No Fall Conspicuous Yes Fire Resistant No Flower Color Brown Flower Conspicuous No Foliage Color Dark Green Foliage Porosity Summer Dense Foliage Porosity Winter Porous Foliage Texture Medium Fruit/Seed Color Brown Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No Growth Form Rhizomatous Growth Rate Moderate Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) Height, Mature (feet) 4.0 Known Allelopath No Leaf Retention No Lifespan Long Low Growing Grass No Nitrogen Fixation None Resprout Ability No Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect Toxicity None Growth Requirements Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes Anaerobic Tolerance Medium CaCO3 Tolerance Low Cold Stratification Required No Drought Tolerance Low Fertility Requirement High Fire Tolerance Low Frost Free Days, Minimum 110 Hedge Tolerance Low Moisture Use High pH, Minimum 4.0 pH, Maximum 6.0 Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1200 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700 Precipitation, Minimum 32 Precipitation, Maximum 55 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12 Salinity Tolerance None Shade Tolerance Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (-F) -38 Reproduction Bloom Period Mid Summer Commercial Availability Routinely Available Fruit/Seed Abundance High Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer Fruit/Seed Period End Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence No Propagated by Bare Root No Propagated by Bulb No Propagated by Container Yes Propagated by Corm No Propagated by Cuttings Yes Propagated by Seed No Propagated by Sod No Propagated by Sprigs Yes Propagated by Tubers No Seed per Pound Seed Spread Rate Slow Seedling Vigor Medium Small Grain No Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid Suitability/Use Berry/Nut/Seed Product No Christmas Tree Product No Fodder Product No Fuelwood Product Lumber Product No Naval Store Product No Nursery Stock Product No Palatable Browse Animal Palatable Graze Animal Palatable Human No Post Product No Protein Potential Pulpwood Product No Veneer Product No

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Polypodiopsida
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