J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800 (2): 79 (1801) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Rhizome short, suberect, densely covered with pale scales having hair-points. Fronds clustered, erect, often the tips drooping, 10–50 cm long, delicate to lacy. Stipe comparatively short, slender, light brown towards base then straw-coloured, sometimes mottled. Lamina narrowly oblong to slightly triangular, 2–3-pinnate, yellow-green, membranous; rachises pale, yellowish, fine and sometimes twisted. Pinnae stalked, well separated in lower parts of taller fronds; pinnules triangular, 2–4 mm long, outer margins lobed or toothed. Sori extending along outer margin, protected by membranous indusium with frilled margin.
EGL, EGU, HSF, Strz. Also Qld, NSW. Although relatively widely distributed in East Gippsland, it is rare and localized throughout the rest of its Victorian range. Lindsaea microphylla grows naturally in heath and open-forest, but also in man-made excavations, and is often hidden and perhaps supported by undergrowth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|