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Adiantum silvaticum Tindale APNI*
Synonyms: Adiantum cunninghamii var. intermedium (Benth.) Tindale APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping, usually on the soil surface.
Fronds to 80 cm high, mostly 3-pinnate, ultimate segments asymmetric at base, terminal primary pinnae as long as the basal ones; segments mostly 8–20 mm long, dark green; stipe dull reddish brown to black, main rachis somewhat zigzag.
Sori mostly 2–5 per segment.
Distribution and occurrence: in rainforest or open forest, often along streams and moist cliff faces; north from the Illawarra region.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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