Victorian Naturalist 73: 183 (1957) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rhizome creeping, to 12 mm diam., covered in brown scales. Fronds crowded, erect, somewhat rigid, 50–90 cm tall. Stipe longer than lamina, hairy throughout, densely scaly at base, scattered scales above. Lamina 3–4-pinnate, broadly triangular, dull grey-green, relatively harsh, moderately to densely hairy all over; rachises with abundant hairs and usually a few scattered scales. Pinnules oblong with pointed tips, margins deeply incised into narrow teeth or lobes. Sori c. 0.5 mm diam.; indusium not persistent, brown, with yellow glandular hairs on margin.
EGL, EGU. Also Qld, NSW. Entering Victoria only in the far east, where apparently confined to a couple of gullies east of Gipsy Point near Mallacoota Inlet.
The crowded fronds on a creeping rhizome and the dull grey-green lamina with plentiful hairs are characteristic of L. decomposita.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|