Diplazium assimile (Endl.) Bedd. APNI*
Synonyms: Athyrium assimile (Endl.) Presl APNI*
Description: Rhizome erect or short-creeping, covered with dark brown, shiny scales. Fronds ± erect, mostly 0.4–0.8 m long, sometimes to 1.2 m; stipe stout and fleshy, dark at the base, paler above; secondary rachises much darker at their junction with the main rachis; lamina pale green, broad, membranous and lacy, mostly 2-pinnate with pinnae pinnatifid; ultimate segments 5–12 mm long, obtusely toothed. Sori inconspicuous, to 1 mm long, rarely more.
Distribution and occurrence: A tufted fern, usually found in rainforest or tall open forest; north from Nabiac.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: D.L. Jones (1998)
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