Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 20: 70 (1985) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Stems leafy throughout, rooted at base only, erect or partly decumbent, undivided or branching 1–3 times, 8–20 cm long. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded, overlapping and ascending, narrowly lanceolate, 6–9 cm long, more than 1 mm wide, mid-green, or sometimes yellowish; base shortly decurrent; apex acute to shortly acuminate. Sporophylls scattered along branch, not restricted to defined zones (but more common towards apex), similar in size and shape to vegetative leaves. Small lateral buds (bulbils) often present in plants from well-lit habitats.
HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. (including Macquarie Is.). New Zealand, Indonesia. Restricted to alpine or subalpine scrubs or wet heathlands, and uncommon to rare (e.g. Baw Baws, Mt Buller, Snowy Range, Bogong High Plains, Nunniong Plateau).
Plants in exposed areas are low and bushy, with leaves more ascending and crowded.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|