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Lastreopsis microsora (Endl.) Tindale subsp. microsora Family Dryopteridaceae
Common name: Creeping Shield Fern

Lastreopsis microsora subsp. microsora (Endl.) Tindale APNI*

Description: Rhizome long-creeping, covered with brown scales.

Fronds erect, broad-triangular, 3–4-pinnate, usually 30–90 cm long; lamina soft, pale green; upper pinnae often with basal lobes fused to rachis; ultimate segments with margins toothed, teeth acute; stipe, rachis and veins with rather dense short or long pale brown hairs, sometimes glabrous.

Sori circular, indusium pale brown, persistent.


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Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and common in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, often forming large clumps.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***


The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

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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