Common name: Large Filmy Fern
Cephalomanes bauerianum (Endl.) P.S.Green APNI*
Synonyms: Callistopteris baueriana (Endl.) Copel. APNI*
Callistopteris baldwinii (Hook.) Copel. APNI*
Trichomanes bauerianum Endl. APNI*
Description: Rhizome short, erect, supported by coarse roots, with abundant dark brown, filiform scales and hairs 4–7 mm long.
Fronds: stipe 5–25 cm tall, filiform, hairy; lamina ±erect, lanceolate in outline, 10–30 cm long, deeply and abundantly tripinnatifid; pinnae often overlapping; segments linear, 0.5–0.75 mm broad, obtuse; veins not protruding.
Sori somewhat immersed in tips of lateral pinnae; indusia conoid, 1 mm long, ±flared at apex; receptacle becoming exserted when fully developed, 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Norfolk Is., Lord Howe Is., Hawaii.
Growing beside streams in deep forest shade as epiphyte or lithophyte.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49
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