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Cheilanthes sieberi Kunze subsp. sieberi Family Pteridaceae
Common name: poison rock fern, mulga fern

Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi Kunze APNI*

Description: Rhizome short- to medium-creeping.

Fronds with rachis and rachillas glabrous or with sparse to moderately dense hairs and scales; upper pinnule surface glabrous, lower surface glabrous or with very sparse hairs.

Spores large or small, 16 or 32 per sporangium.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Other photo
Photo J. R. Hosking

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, throughout N.S.W.; all other States, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand.

Grows in arid and non-arid areas, in exposed rocky habitats, in rock crevices or shelter of rocks, sometimes in open woodlands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown (2004)
Taxon concept: T.C. Chambers & P.A. Farrant, Fl. Australia, vol. 48 (1998)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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