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Gleichenia rupestris R.Br.
Family Gleicheniaceae
Gleichenia rupestris R.Br. APNI*

Description: Rhizome long-creeping, slender, dark and wiry.

Fronds forked once or several times, to 2 m long; pinnules to 4 cm long, green; ultimate segments of mature fronds 2–4 mm long, flat or only slightly recurved, lower surface usually glaucous; lateral axes glabrous or nearly so.

Sori usually consisting of 3 or 4 sporangia.


Distribution and occurrence: A scrambling species found near cliffs, in open forest or on rainforest margins.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld ?Vic.
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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