Asplenium attenuatum var. attenuatum —Simple Spleenwort —ASPLENIACEAE

Asplenium attenuatum

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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.

Local occurrences

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

Asplenium attenuatum