Sp. pl. 1074 (1753) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rhizome very short, densely covered with pale beige scales. Fronds tufted, erect and arching, 30–75 cm long. Stipe short, deeply grooved, fawn, covered with pale, hair-tipped scales and some short hairs. Lamina once pinnate with longer pinnae near middle of frond (but not becoming much shorter towards tip), terminal pinnae similar to lateral pinnae, almost glabrous. Pinnae close together, numerous, very shortly stalked to sessile, linear to narrowly oblong, middle pinnae 10–15 cm long, margins clear and finely toothed when sterile, apices pointed; veins close together, almost parallel, simple or forked, free. Sori continuous along both sides of pinnae from near base to near tip; nearly all pinnae on mature plants fertile.
EGU, HSF. Also WA, Qld, NSW. Europe, east Asia, Africa, south Pacific. Rare in Victoria, restricted to rocks and stony hillsides near Buchan in East Gippsland, and favouring sites on limestone or granite.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|