Botaniste ser. 2: 213 (1890-91) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Fronds unbranched, 15–60 cm long, growing for more than one season. Leaves not crowded (c. 2–4 per cm), variable in shape, 15–30 mm long, similar in size throughout plant, firm; base symmetrical to asymmetrical; apex blunt with fine excurrent point, 1–2 mm long. Sporophyll lobes slightly shorter than leaves, c. 1–2 mm wide. Synangium elongate, mostly 3–5 mm long, with rounded lobes.
GipP, HSF, OtR, Strz, WPro. Also Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). New Zealand. Known from few scattered localities in Victoria (Otway and Strzelecki Ranges, upper Tyers River, Wilsons Promontory) and rare. Epiphytic on Dicksonia antarctica.
Chinnock (1975) recognized T. elongata subsp. robusta, a New Zealand endemic, as being more branched, with stems prominently winged by leaf bases, and with longer, broader leaves. This entity, however, is not widely accepted (e.g. Brownsey et al. 1985).
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