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    bird’s nest fern / crow’s nest fern - der Nestfarn / der Krähe-Nest Farn

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    bird’s nest fern / crow’s nest fern bot. Aust. - der Nestfarn / der Krähe-Nest Farn

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names, by Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Allen J. Coombes, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold (Timber Press, 2010), p. 129
    Asplenium L.

    australasicum (J.Sm.) Hook. • E: Bird’s Nest Fern, Crow’s Nest; G: Nestfarn
    Taxon: Asplenium australasicum (J. Sm.) Hook.

    Common names:
    bird’s-nest fern (Source: F Aust ) – English
    Asplenium australasicum (J.Sm.) Hook. – Crow’s-nest Fern
    Bird’s Nest Fern: Asplenium australasicum
    Like most tree ferns, the Bird’s Nest is popular and pilfered.
    It is also known as the Crow’s Nest Fern.
    Asplenium australasicum
    Family: Aspleniaceae
    Distribution: Wet forests and rainforests of south and central coasts of New South Wales and coastal Queensland to Cape York. The species also occurs in Asia.
    Common Name: Bird’s nest fern
    PlantFiles: Bird’s Nest Fern
    Asplenium australasicum
    Asplenium australasicum (ASPLENIACEAE); Bird’s nest fern, crow’s nest fern
    Asplenium australasicumBirds Nest Fern, Crows Nest Fern
    Bird’s Nest Fern
    Also called crow’s nest fern. The commonly grown species is Asplenium australasicum
    Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium australasicum)Also known as Crow’s nest fern, this species has undivided, pale green leathery fronds to 1m (3’) long. It is found in Australia and the South Pacific, and grows naturally on trees or on rocks.’s-nest_fern
    Bird’s-nest ferns is a common name applied to several related species of ferns in the genus Asplenium. They grow in a tight, nest-like clump with a linguate leaf rosette and are usually epiphytic, growing in trees. Bird’s-nest Fern may also be seen growing on rocks and they will grow in the ground, too.
    The best-known species is A. nidus; others include A. australasicum (crow’s-nest Fern), Asplenium antiquum and A. serratum (wild bird’s-nest Fern).
    Asplenium australasicumKrähe-Nest Farn
    Very few citations in German.
    Author Agalinis (714472) 21 Nov 10, 04:13
    #1AuthorJakety21 Nov 10, 22:11
    Yes, there are two distinct species sold in the commercial trade as "bird's nest fern" in the U.S., England, & Australia and "Nestfarn" in Germany. If the sellers were to put in some effort to learn the difference, they might market the plants under different names. Asplenium australasicum probably ought to be distinguished simply as "crow's nest fern" in English. But, for now, the buyer needs to know the difference and ought to pay accordingly.
    #2AuthorAgalinis (714472) 21 Nov 10, 22:27
    Wenn das Fachgebiet als Botanik ausgewiesen, dann haben hier Handelsnamen nichts verloren.
    #3AuthorJakety21 Nov 10, 22:32
    Context/ examples
    Krähennestfarn 256 --- Tropenpflanzen

    [einziger Nachweis den Google findet - immerhin wäre das die richtige deutsche Schreibweise]
    Hi, Agalinis.
    Since the species occurs only in Australia and Asia, there most probably doesn't exist an established German name.
    #4AuthorWachtelkönig (396690) 22 Nov 10, 20:53
    Wow! Great find, Wachtelkönig! Man, I looked and looked for a second citation in German. To use an American baseball metaphor -- what a great catch!

    I would agree that maybe it's not a "commonly" established name in German, but if there are greenhouses selling it as a hothouse plant and if there are people buying it, then there might be two or several species being sold as "Nestfarn" -- australasicum or nidus. That was my point with Jakety. Australians seem to know (Google "crow's nest fern" and you get a lot of Australian home growers distinguishing it from nidus and proud of knowing the fact), but at this stage it takes a really discriminating German buyer to know, or appreciate, the difference.

    Thanks for noticing. Much appreciated. I try to read all yours when I see them. :-)
    #5AuthorAgalinis (714472) 23 Nov 10, 04:53
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