Notogrammitis billardierei (Willd.) Parris

New Zealand J. Bot. 50: 466 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome erect to oblique, short, covered with light brown, papery scales. Fronds crowded, erect, 7–15 (rarely as little as 2) cm tall, 0.4–0.7 (rarely to 0.9) cm wide, firm in texture; stipe very short, winged, with fine, minute hairs towards base. Lamina simple, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate with long-tapering base, dull green, margins entire; midvein prominent (with scattered hairs), lateral veins obscure, free. Sori in upper two-thirds of frond, usually reaching apex, linear to oblong, in single row on each side of midvein and obliquely angled to it, 8–30 pairs per frond, slightly sunken; spores mostly 22–29 µm diam.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Relatively common in shaded, moist forests, frequently growing on mossy logs and tree-fern trunks.

In rocky crevices at higher altitudes, plants may only reach 2–3 cm tall, then superficially resembling N. crassior.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-10
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Notogrammitis billardierei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Notogrammitis billardierei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory