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Asplenium australasicum (J.Sm.) Hook.
Family Aspleniaceae
Common name: Bird's Nest Fern

Asplenium australasicum (J.Sm.) Hook. APNI*

Description: Rhizome erect, stout bearing even rosettes of radiating fronds; scales brown, ciliate.

Fronds 60–80 cm long, 3–21 cm wide; lamina yellow-green, apex obtuse or acute; midrib strongly keeled below, glabrous; veins free, intramarginal vein present.

Sori very numerous, 1 mm wide, often 40–60 mm long.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
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Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in rainforest where it is commonly found both on rocks and as a large epiphyte in trees.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: P.J. Brownsey (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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