Angiopteris evecta —Giant Fern—ANGIOPTERIDACEAE

Angiopteris evecta

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Habitat—Recorded in subtropical rainforest.

Distribution— Tweed Valley; very rare in N.S.W.

Description—Arborescent fern with trunk broad and massive, to 80 cm high.

Local occurrences

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Fronds.—Glossy, to around 5 m long, arching; stipes green and smooth; 2—pinnate, pinnae to 1.2 m long and 40 cm wide; pinnules narrow—oblong to elliptic

Angiopteris evecta
Angiopteris evecta

Sori—Submarginal, made up of oblong groups of 4 to 6 pairs of sporangia; sporangia ± globose.