Prodr. Aetheogam 106 112 (1805) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Plants terrestrial or growing on rock (in Victoria), erect, compact, 30–60 cm high. Rhizome short, dichotomously branched, with thin rhizoids. Stems rigid, angular, branched repeatedly beyond main stem, dark green when young then yellow to bronze. Scales sparse, spirally arranged on stem-ridges, simple, elongate-deltoid, pointed, without veins, less than 3 mm long, green and fleshy when young then dry and colourless to brown. Synangium 1.5–3 mm diam., thick-walled, yellow; sporophylls produced in place of scales in younger parts of plant; spores released through 3 radial slits. Sporangia Aug.-Oct.
EGU, GGr, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Norfolk Is. New Zealand, Easter Is., tropical parts of all continents. Known only from dry, exposed rock-crevices at Mt Arapiles and in the northern Grampians, with an isolated occurrence in the north of East Gippsland (Ballantyne Hills). In the tropics, plants of this species are epiphytic on trees and palms.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|