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Common name: Finger Fern
Grammitis billardierei Willd. APNI*
Synonyms: Grammitis meridionalis Parris APNI*
Description: Rhizome erect or short-creeping, covered with papery brown scales.
Fronds mostly 5–15 cm long, and to 10 mm wide; stipe short, with long, simple, gland-tipped hairs; lamina linear to oblanceolate, often with undulate margins, glabrous or with sparse, pale hairs.
Sori linear to oblong, numerous, obliquely arranged in a single row on each side of midvein.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and common tufted fern growing on trees or rocks in rainforest and moist open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: B.S. Parris (1998)
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