Psilotum nudum—Skeleton Fork—Fern—PSILOTACEAE.

Psilotum nudum

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Habitat—Usually found tufted in rock crevices in open forest or rainforest, rarely epiphytic in rainforest; widespread, rare away from coastal areas;

Distribution— Victoria, north of the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales to Queensland. Also in Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Description— Erect to somewhat pendent terrestrial or rarely epiphytic plant.

Local occurrences

Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Sea Acres National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.—Scale—like. Aerial stems yellow—green, much—branched towards the tips, 15 to 60 cm long, ridged, ± circular to triangular in section; ultimate branches 0.5 to 1.5 mm diam.

Psilotum nudum
Psilotum nudum

Inflorescence.—Synangia 2 to 3 mm diam., sessile, yellow.

Flowering.—Throughout the year.