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Grammitis diminuta (Baker) Copel.
Family Polypodiaceae
Grammitis diminuta (Baker) Copel. APNI*

Description: Rhizome stoutish, erect; scales lanceolate, long-pointed, somewhat flexuous, light brown.

Fronds simple; stipe merging shortly and imperceptably into attenuate base of lamina, glabrous; lamina very narrowly elliptic, 3–15(-25) cm long, 0.4–0.9 cm broad, entire, ┬▒recurved when desiccated, long-attenuate at apex with tip blunt, ┬▒coriaceous, glabrous; veins obscure.

Sori elongate, 1 row on each side of prominent midrib in upper part of frond, with a tendency to coalesce.


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Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Is. Endemic. Confined to the upper slopes and tops of Mts Gower and Lidgbird.

Epiphyte in cloud forest.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49


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