Notogrammitis crassior (Kirk) Parris

New Zealand J. Bot. 50: 467 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rhizome creeping and branched, covered with pale brown, papery scales. Fronds crowded, leathery, erect, 1–3 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide; stipe indistinct, very short and glabrous. Lamina simple, spathulate to linear-spathulate, gradually narrowed to base, pale green, margins entire; midvein sometimes evident, lateral veins hidden. Sori near tip, oval to round, 1–4 pairs soon coalescing to form single mass; spores mostly 42–59 µm diam.

Only found at high altitude, forming mats on rocks and in rock crevices, often near water (e.g. Cobberas, Mt Hotham, Bryces Gorge and Mt Buller).

Grammitis poeppigiana has been previoulsy misapplied to this species in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-10
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2019-01-10
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Polypodiaceae
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