Asplenium attenuatum var. attenuatum —Simple Spleenwort —ASPLENIACEAE
Habitat—Usually on rocks in shady places, in rainforest or gullies, sometimes epiphytic.
Distribution—From the south coast region of New South Wales north into Queensland.
Description—Rhizome erect, tufted; scales brown, finely toothed.
Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Cape Hawke and Waitui Falls.
Fronds.— Stipe 4 to 6 cm long, lobed in lower third or pinnate at base, usually 10 to 35 cm long and 1 to 5 cm wide, strongly attenuate at apex, often giving rise to a proliferous bud; midrib prominent and rounded below, usually bearing many fine scales; veins free.
Sori.—Several per frond, on either side of midrib, c. 4 mm apart and 15 mm long