Notogrammitis angustifolia subsp. nothofageti (Parris) Parris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)


Notogrammitis angustifolia (Jacq.) Parris subsp. angustifolia (syn. Grammitis magellanica Desv. var. magellanica) does not occur in Australia.

Rhizome erect, short, covered with light brown, papery scales. Fronds crowded, erect, 3–13 cm tall, 0.2–0.5 cm wide, firm in texture; stipe very short, winged, hairs absent. Lamina simple, linear-lanceolate, narrow, dull green, margins entire; midvein visible, lateral veins obscure, free. Sori in middle or upper two-thirds of frond, but not reaching apex, oblong, slightly oblique or almost parallel to midvein, 5–20 pairs; spores mostly 34–55 µm diam.

HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, WPro. Epiphytic or lithophytic in wet forest, and usually occurring singly or as a few plants. In the Otway Range it is both lithophytic, and epiphytic on Olearia argophylla. On Wilsons Promontory, the species has been recorded only as occurring on granite (Mt Oberon). In Tasmania, the species never occurs on tree-fern trunks (unlike N. billardierei). It is likely, but not established, that such a relationship between species and substrates occurs also in Victoria.

1 of 2 subspecies occurs in Australia. Subsp. nothofageti has a solitary rather than colonial habit, more erect and slightly smaller fronds, no darkened vein endings, and generally larger spores and sporangia (Parris & Given 1976). It also occurs at higher altitudes, generally between 500 and 1100 m above sea-level (subsp. magellanica is found below 150 m).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-10
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Notogrammitis angustifolia subsp. nothofageti in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Notogrammitis angustifolia subsp. nothofageti in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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