Cyrtomium (ser-toh-mee-um) Common-fern Family (Polypodiaceae). A small genus of chiefly tropical ferns of Asia and Africa. Easy to grow and long lasting, performs best in good, moist loam and light shade.
C. falcatum (fal-kay-tum); Japanese Holly-fern. Sometimes listed as Polystichum Falcatum. Vigorous, sturdy plant 1 to 2 feet high, with dark green, holly-like leaves to 2 ½ feet long and 8 inches wide, cut into segments.