Adiantum hispidulum —Rough Maidenhair—ADIANTACEAE

Adiantum hispidulum

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Habitat— In rainforest, often along streams or near waterfalls.

Distribution— Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description— A terrestrial fern, rhizome short, covered with reddish brown scales; rootlets with small, prominent, brown bulbils

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Karloo Street Reserve, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Stephen Street Reserve, The Islands, Waitui Falls, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Fronds.—10 to 35 cm high, simply pinnate or the basal pair of pinnae further divided, ultimate segments asymmetric and finely stalked; segments 3 to 13mm long, membranous, dark green; ultimate segments with minute, stiff black or brown hairs; stipe black, slender, glabrous; rachises glabrous.

Adiantum hispidulum

Sori.— Small, globose to reniform, 3 to 8 per segment.