in Seubert, Fl. Azor. 17 (1844) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Plants up to 15 cm tall, with 1–4 fronds, solitary. Rhizome erect, elongate, cone-shaped; roots numerous, wiry, usually pointing downwards, without buds. Stipe fleshy, pale; base persistent, turning dark brown. Lamina 2–6 cm long, fleshy, lanceolate to broadly elliptic; veins indistinct, numerous, primary and secondary areoles present with free vein endings. Spike 15–25 mm long, on stalk up to 7 cm long, growing from just above base of sterile lamina; 12–22 pairs of sporangia per spike.
LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP. All mainland States. Africa, Saudi Arabia, India. Restricted to north-western Victoria, where localized near Mildura, Hattah Lakes and in southern part of Wyperfeld National Park. However, this small apparent distribution may be a reflection of the cryptic nature of the species (cf. the colony-forming habit of other members of the genus).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|