Webbia 8: 209 (1951) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Rhizome short, horizontal; scales narrow and pointed, each with a dark central streak. Fronds clustered near tip of rhizome, stiffly erect, small, 6–24 cm tall, 1–2 cm wide at broadest point. Stipe shorter than lamina, slender, dark brown, densely clad when young with both pale scales and hairs, groove very shallow. Lamina narrowly oblong, 2-pinnate, dull green-brown; rachis brown, densely covered with pale scales and hairs. Pinnae well separated along rachis, short; pinnules shallowly lobed or entire, blunt; lower surface densely clad in fine, pale brown scales, 1–2 mm long, with stellate bases, intermixed with branched hairs; upper surface covered with branched hairs. Sori protected by slightly reflexed wavy margins; spores black and spherical.
LoM, NIS, VVP. All mainland states. Endemic to Australia and more common in the drier western and central regions of the country. Restricted in Victoria to the north-west near the South Australian border and at two isolated localities in north-central Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|