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Arthropteris beckleri (Hook.) Mett.
Family Tectariaceae
Arthropteris beckleri (Hook.) Mett. APNI*

Description: Rhizome very long-creeping, rigid, 1–2 mm diam., covered with red-brown hairs and brown scales.

Fronds erect to pendent, 10–20 cm long; stipe to 2 cm long, light to dark brown, usually densely covered with pale hairs plus a few scales; lamina dull green, membranous to herbaceous, very narrow-elliptic to oblong; pinnae to 1.7 cm long, with numerous long hairs, apex obtuse or rounded, margins crenate.

Sori ± circular, indusium reniform, pubescent.


Distribution and occurrence: In rainforest, grows on rocks or trees; chiefly in the ranges, north from the Cambewarra Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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