in Miquel, Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavum 4: 284 (1869) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Rhizome spreading to semi-erect, short, coarse. Fronds tufted, erect, firm in texture, 20–50 cm tall; sterile and fertile fronds dissimilar. Stipe long, dark and very rough at base, paler and smoother towards rachis; scales dense near base, growing from tubercles which harden, shiny, red-brown, narrow, tapering to fine, twisted tips; fine hairs present. Sterile frond lamina narrowly wedge-shaped, once pinnate, dark green, under-surface with fine hairs; pinnae close-set, attached by broad bases, lowest pair curved and slightly deflexed, others straighter, broad, with pointed tips; margins clear, thickened, crinkled to entire. Fertile fronds erect, similar in length to sterile fronds; pinnae narrow and curved, bases widened. Sori covering underside of lamina on each side of midvein.
HSF, VAlp. Also Tas. New Zealand, Pacific islands. Known on the mainland only from a few sites near Bryces Gorge, Snowy Range, where it was first recorded in 1980 growing among rocks on wet peaty ground in a steep, shaded gully.
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