New Zealand J. Bot. 50: 469 (2012) APNI
Rhizome short and coarse, densely covered with brown scales with thickened cell walls; roots numerous, wiry. Fronds crowded, erect or pendent, variable in size and shape (even within the one plant), 5–25 cm long, firm in texture; stipe short, winged, scaly at base, glabrous above or rarely with a few hairs. Lamina pinnate or pinnately-lobed, rarely simple when small. Pinnae uneven in length, obliquely angled to rachis, linear to oblong; margins entire, irregular or with blunt, triangular to oblong, forward-pointing lobes; bases broadly decurrent; lateral veins obscure but free. Sori oval, in single row on each side of midvein, slightly sunken, usually one per lobe.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, OtR, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Epiphytic on limbs and trunks of trees or fallen logs in sheltered gullies of rainforest, or sometimes in rock crevices.
Dead fronds often persistent.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|