Abrodictyum caudatum (Brack.) Ebihara & K.Iwats.

Blumea 51: 243 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rhizome sub-erect to shortly creeping, relatively thick, 1–1.5 mm diam., covered with coarse, shiny, red-brown hairs. Fronds tufted or close together, erect, 4–20 cm long, with tiered pinnae. Stipe slender, relatively short, not winged; rachis very narrowly winged. Lamina 2–3-pinnate, finely dissected, triangular to ovate-linear, dark green; ultimate segments very narrow, c. 1 mm wide; margin entire. Sori numerous, immersed in lamina, terminal on lateral segments of pinnae; indusium conical, 1–3 mm long; receptacle relatively robust, projecting 2–10 mm out from indusium at maturity.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, WPro. A rare fern of rainforests in far East Gippsland, the Beenak area and Wilsons Promontory. It grows on the trunks of tree-ferns, particularly Cyathea australis.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-24
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-21

Ohlsen, D.J. (2020). Asplenium, in: Kodela, P.G. (ed.), Flora of Australia, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Asplenium [Date accessed: 8 September 2020].

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Abrodictyum caudatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Abrodictyum caudatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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New South Wales