Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Tod. (Woodsiaceae). leg. Heuertz 1906 - hb.Mnhn - LUX162. © 2004 by Yves Krippel.Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Tod.
EnglishOstrich Fern
Class: Pteridopsida
Family: Woodsiaceae


R – extremely rare


Matteuccia struthiopteris was considered as Regionally Extinct (RE) in Luxembourg, until 2017, when the Ostrich Fern was (re)discovered by K.-G. Gessner near Dondelange. The presence of M. struthiopteris along a hedgerow is probably the result of a garden escape.

Further information

Krippel, Y., T. Helminger & G. Colling, 2018. Notes floristiques. Observations faites au Luxembourg (2016-2017). Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 120 : 57-76.
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. Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Tod. In: Online atlas of the pteridophytes of Luxembourg. URL: [accessed 2024-07-20].