Candollea 6: 23 (1935) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rhizome usually short and erect, covered with lanceolate, brown scales. Fronds clustered, erect, 10–60 cm long. Stipe shorter or longer than lamina, grooved, brittle, dark brown, shiny; scales similar to those of rhizome. Lamina narrowly triangular-oblong, 2-pinnate with pinnae further lobed or divided (sometimes almost 3-pinnate at base); scales numerous on young lamina, more common on rachises and veins, small, dark, with long hair-tips and broad bases; primary rachis grooved, dark. Pinnae stalked, asymmetrically ovate to triangular, c. 8–20 mm long, pinnately divided, thickened basal edge decurrent on raised edge of rachis; pinnules wedge-shaped, outer edge with narrow teeth or lobes, sometimes deeply divided; veins forking, close together, raised on upper surface. Sori linear, along veins; indusium linear-oblong, membranous.
DunT, GGr, VVP, WaP. Also WA, NSW. Southern and tropical Africa, tropical America, Asia. Only found on sandstone rocks in the Victoria Range, Grampians, and on basalt in collapsed lava tunnels near Darlots Creek in the south-west of the State.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|New South Wales|