Sunyatsenia 5: 283 (1940) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Fronds spaced along rhizome, erect, with spreading fan-shaped lamina, up to four tiers (first and sometimes second branches very short), first branches with oblong pinnae, occasionally lobed; angle between first branches 45–75°. Stipe 12–80 cm long, brown, smooth, shiny, with a few scales near base. Pinnules on ultimate rachis 75–80° to axis, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 8–15(–20) mm long, upper surface bright green, lower surface paler, with silky simple and branched hair-like scales along veins; pinnule base slightly widened; margins entire or rarely shallowly crenate to serrate (particularly towards apex); apex acuminate. Sori with 3–5 yellow sporangia.
CVU, DunT, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtR, Strz, VAlp, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). Occurs in moist forested gullies, sheltered slopes and rocky stream verges.
Apparently restricted to the Otways and Powelltown. Difficult to distinguish from the more widespread S. urceolatus where the two species are sympatric. See note under S. urceolatus.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|