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Common name: swamp water fern
Blechnum indicum Burm.f. APNI*
Description: Rhizome erect.
Fronds erect, clustered, all ± similar, mostly pinnate, usually 30–70 cm long, shiny green, margins of pinnae ± equally finely toothed for their entire length.
Sterile fronds with pinnae 5–12 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, pinnae distinctly stalked, at least in the lower third of lamina; fertile fronds with pinnae slightly smaller.
Distribution and occurrence: Clumped plants found in sandy soil in coastal, swampy areas, north from Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: T.C. Chambers & P.A. Farrant (1998)
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