Cystopteris tasmanica Hook. APNI*
Description: Rhizome short-creeping or ± erect, to 5 mm diam., covered with thin light brown scales.
Fronds erect, to 35 cm high; stipe slender, mostly to 15 cm long, scaly (especially towards the base); lamina pale green, pinnate or more compound; pinnae irregularly dissected and lobed.
Sori circular, towards the margins.
Distribution and occurrence: in rock crevices in subalpine regions; rare.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa+
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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