Mém. Foug. 5: 179, t. 16c (1852) APNI
Rhizome coarse, erect, covered in shiny, purplish-brown, lanceolate, latticed scales with tapering tips. Fronds tufted, erect, 3–17 cm long. Stipe usually shorter than lamina, slender, green; scales similar to those on rhizome, tufted at base and scattered above; hairs numerous; old stipe bases persistent. Lamina once pinnate, narrowly oblong and blunt, soft, dark green, usually densely covered in colourless to rust-coloured hairs, some with glandular tips; rachises slender, winged. Pinnae in 3–8 subopposite pairs, shortly stalked, decurrent on rachis, asymmetrically obovate to fan-shaped, 4–20 mm long, irregularly lobed (outer margin occasionally toothed); veins obscure. Sori in radiating lines along veins, linear-oblong, without indusium; mature sporangia brown to black, sometimes confluent and covering most of under-surface of pinna.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. All States. New Zealand. Widespread and growing among rocks and in rock-crevices, often in dry or exposed areas (e.g. Grampians, Werribee River gorge, Warby Range, Mt Pilot, gorges of several rivers in East Gippsland).
In sheltered positions the fronds are soft and dark green, while in more exposed sites they are more hairy, smaller and often bronze-coloured.
See note under Pleurosorus subglandulosus.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|