Could be confused with
Species commonly cultivated
Bolbitis heteroclita (C. Presl) Ching (Japan to Papua New Guinea)
B. heudelotii (Bory ex Fée) Alston (Africa)
amphibious, creeping, commonly growing on rocks and logs
Perennial fern. Creeping, irregularly branching rhizome, covered in dense mat of brown scales; roots numerous. Leaves alternate at regular intervals along rhizome, erect, petiolate; leaf blade shape variable depending on emersed or submersed form and light levels, 1-pinnate to pinnatifid; margin commonly serrate. Emersed, fertile leaflets linear, with numerous sporangia on abaxial surface. Dispersal by spores or stem fragments. Adventitious daughter plantlets develop on leaf tips under conditions of high humidity.
seasonally submerged, in either shade or full sun