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Asplenium attenuatum R.Br. var. attenuatum Family Aspleniaceae
Common name: Simple Spleenwort

Asplenium attenuatum var. attenuatum R.Br. APNI*

Description: Rhizome erect, tufted; scales brown, finely toothed.

Fronds with stipe 4–6 cm long, lobed in lower third or pinnate at base, usually 10–35 cm long and 1–5 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.

Usually on rocks in shady places or gullies, sometimes epiphytic.

Sori several per frond, on either side of midrib, c. 4 mm apart and 15 mm long.


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Distribution and occurrence:

Usually on rocks in shady places or gullies, sometimes epiphytic.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: P.J. Brownsey (1998)


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