Asplenium australasicum forma. australasicum —Bird's Nest Fern—ASPLENIACEAE

Asplenium australasicum

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Habitat—Widespread in Rainforest where it is commonly found both on rocks and as a large epiphyte in trees

Distribution—North from Victoria through New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Rhizome erect, stout bearing even rosettes of radiating frond's; scales brown, ciliate

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Copeland, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Karloo Street Reserve, Little Street, One Mile Beach, Raintrees Diamond Beach, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, The Islands, Tiona, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba River Area, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Fronds.— 60 to 80 cm long, 3 to 21 cm wide; lamina yellow—green, apex obtuse or acute; midrib strongly keeled below, glabrous; veins free, intramarginal vein present

Asplenium australasicum
Asplenium australasicum

Sori.— Very numerous, 1mm wide, often 40 to 60 mm long.