South Australian Naturalist 28: 32 (1954) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Rhizome thick, covered in scales. Fronds tufted, erect, 30–60 cm long. Stipe comparatively long; scales dull, papery and uniformly pale to mid-brown, denser and larger towards base, interspersed with small, short-lived scales with hair-like projections. Lamina 2–3-pinnate, ovate-triangular, lowest pinnae sometimes deflexed, bright green; rachis and midvein scales numerous, narrow, fawn, silky, basal margins with fine projections, interspersed with very small scales with hair-like projections from margins. Bulbils absent. Pinnules sharply pointed at tip and sharply toothed at margin, each tooth almost awn-tipped. Sori spherical, in 2 rows distant from margin; indusium papery, pale brown.
EGL, EGU, MonT, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW. Known only from a few sites in East Gippsland (Mitchell River gorge area, W-Tree and Murrindal areas near Buchan, upper Genoa River). Usually growing in creek beds or on wet rock faces, but never common.
See also notes under Polystichum proliferum.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|