Ferns of Mauritius

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Fandia, Cyathea excelsa, (Cyatheaceae)

Fandia is the only species of fern that grows into the shape of tree. It can reach 2 metres high and can be found in humid and shady places. It is very common in the Plaine Champagne region.



  1. Jayantee Naugah, Khemraj Sooknah, Karl Sambat, Exploring Nature: Some Common Plants, 2001, MAM Printing
  2. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Joseph Gueho, Plantes Médicinales de Maurice Tome 1, University of Mauritius and MSIRI, Editions de l'Ocean Indien, 1995

Date on the web: 25th of April 2002