Pteris vittata, Pteris longifolia,
Chinese Brake, Ladder Brake, Ladder Brake fern,
Hebrew: אברה ארוכת-עלים, Arabic: ديشار مخطط

Scientific name:  Pteris vittata L.
Synonym name:  Pteris longifolia auct. non L.
Common name:  Chinese Brake, Ladder Brake, Ladder Brake fern
Hebrew name:  אברה ארוכת-עלים
Arabic name:  ديشار مخطط
Family:  Pteridaceae, אברתיים

Израиль Дикие цветы и растения родной

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Rosette, compound, pinnate
Flowers:  No petals and tepals, reproduction by spores
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Perenating


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pteris, Greek pteron, a wing; from the feathery fronds.
vittata, Latin vitta, longitudinal stripe, a band; striped lengthwise, bearing vittae.
longifolia, long-leaved.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.