Lindsaea trichomanoides Dryand.

Oval Wedge-fern

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 43, t. 11 (1797) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Rhizome creeping, covered with narrow scales. Fronds close together, erect and quite stiff, 10–35 cm long. Stipe relatively long, wiry, dark brown to red-brown, shiny. Lamina lanceolate to oblong, mostly 2-pinnate, dark green, relatively coarse in texture; rachises red-brown. Pinnae shortly stalked, more distant towards base of frond; pinnules or lobes obovate to almost wedge-shaped with rounded outer margins, 4–10 mm long. Sori extending along outer margin, protected by membranous indusium.

WPro. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand, Fiji. Lindsaea trichomanoides has been reported from a couple of isolated sites at Wilsons Promontory, but only one of them, near the headwaters of Chinaman Creek, has been confirmed recently.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Lindsaeaceae
genus Lindsaea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lindsaea trichomanoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lindsaea trichomanoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wilsons Promontory present native

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New South Wales