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Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw.
Family Gleicheniaceae
Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw. APNI*

Description: Rhizome (1.5–) 2–4 mm diam.; internodes to 6 cm long. Stipes 10–82 cm or more long, glabrous. Rachis clothed at first with brown branched hairs, glabrescent. Ultimate segments linear, 18–40 (–70) mm long, 3–5 mm wide, divided almost to midrib, glabrous above, clothed below with branched hairs near base of midrib and minute oblong obtuse brown glands along veins or more rarely with hairs along midrib and veins; undersurface slightly to very glaucous. Sorus length one-quarter to one-third the distance from midrib to margin. Sporangia 0.2–0.25 mm diam., pale yellow-brown.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
AVH map***


One variety in NSW : Dicranopteris linearis var. linearis

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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