The plant depicted above is a type of fern which is a type of plant called a sporophyte. Sporophytes are asexually reproducing part of a ferns life cycle. Sporophytes asexually reproduce, and produce spores which it will release, and will grow into gametophytes. The gametophytes sexually reproduce and their offspring grow into sporophytes, like the fern above. Sporophytes are usually found in warm humid climates because thats where they first developed millions of years ago.