Cyrtomium fortunei

Cyrtomium fortunei J. Smith (Dryopteridaceae). Esch-sur-Sûre (L). © 2020 by Yves Krippel.Cyrtomium fortunei J. Smith
EnglishFortune’s Holly-fern
FrançaisCyrtomium de Fortune
DeutschOstasiatischer Sichelfarn
Class: Pteridopsida
Family: Dryopteridaceae


R – extremely rare


Cyrtomium fortunei var. clivicola – first erroneously identified as Cyrtomium falcatum – was observed, on the 4th of July 2020, by Jo Goergen and Patrick Thommes in a ditch near Esch-sur-Sûre. To our knowledge, this is the first documented naturalized occurrence in Luxembourg of this popular garden fern. 

Further information

Krippel, Y. & P. Thommes, 2021. Cyrtomium fortunei J. Sm. (Dryopteridaceae) and other garden escaped ferns in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 123: 21-28.

Suggested citation of this webpage

Krippel, Y., 2024. Cyrtomium fortunei J. Smith . In: Online atlas of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg. URL: [accessed 2024-06-20].