We are in
need of fresh spores. If you are interested in donating spores please visit our
spore collecting page.
"The life of the
Exchange depends on your spore contributions."
Exchange curator serving from 1962 to 1988.
PRESS HERE FOR THE SPORE LIST
One of the goals of the American Fern Society is to promote the cultivation
of ferns. The AFS Spore Exchange makes hundreds of ferns available that would
otherwise be unobtainable for most members. Members can share spores from rare
or endangered ferns thereby safeguarding the species so that our grandchildren
may also enjoy these beautiful plants.
The spores from the ferns listed in the exchange have been donated by
members of the AFS. If you are an AFS member, spore packets may be ordered from
the list for 50 cents each. Please send a completed Member Order Form,
a self-addressed stamped envelope, and payment to:
Members may pay for spores in advance by combining payment with their
membership renewal. Please contact the membership secretary for more
If you are not a member and would like to join the American Fern Society you
may Print the Membership Form.
By donating spores, non-members are eligible to purchase from the AFS Spore Exchange. Spore requests are $1 each, limited to three per donation, and only of those species with
10 or more packets available. Please send a completed Non-Member
Order Form, a self-addressed stamped envelope, spore donation(s), and
payment to the address above.
Please direct any questions,
corrections, or comments regarding the spore list to Brian Aikins, firstname.lastname@example.org.