Asplenium goudeyi D.L.Jones APNI*
Description: Lithophyte or epiphyte with condensed spiral of steeply ascending fronds forming an erect litter-collecting rosette. Rhizome erect, not branching, stout, woody, with a large mass of roots bearing copious persistent brown root hairs.
Fronds simple, more or less oblanceolate, 50–75 cm long, 12–18 cm wide, dull green with a glaucous bloom, coriaaceous; stipes short, stout, curved, greenish grey, somewhat shiny, lower surface almost flat, hardly raised above lamina, upper surface a broad shallow vee, ridge rounded; lamina tapered at each end, margin entire or undulate, tapering to a short narrow wing ending just above stipe, apex obtusely apiculate.
Sori narrow, linear, present on nearly every vein in distal half of fertile frond, extending from near costa to three-quarters distance to margin; indusia c. 0.3 mm wide, reflexed at maturity.
Spores monolete, light brown, wing thickened or folded.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic; locally common.
Epiphyte on trees in closed forest or a lithophyte on basalt rocks, boulders and cliff faces, sometimes in very exposed situations.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Jones 1996: Muelleria 9: 37-40.
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