Arthropteris palisotii (Desv.) Alston APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping, 1.5–3 mm diam., covered with dark scales.
Fronds erect to pendent, mostly 15–30 cm long; stipe to 3.5 cm long, yellow to pale reddish brown, densely covered with hairs plus finely toothed scales towards the base; lamina shiny green, thinly leathery, narrow-elliptic to oblong; pinnae usually to 3 cm long, sometimes longer, with scattered short hairs on the veins, apex mostly obtuse to rounded or occasionally acute, margins entire to crenate (particularly in the fertile fronds).
Sori ± circular, indusium reniform, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: in rainforest, mainly on tree trunks; rare if in N.S.W
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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