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Grammitis nudicarpa Copel.
Family Polypodiaceae
Grammitis nudicarpa Copel. APNI*

Description: Very small. Rhizome short; scales on apex relatively short, long-pointed, dark brown.

Fronds simple; stipe merging shortly and imperceptably into attenuate base of lamina, setose; lamina very narrowly oblanceolate, 2–8 cm long, 0.3–0.8 cm broad, entire, relatively abrupt, rounded and blunt at apex, setose with fine, dark brown hairs 0.5–2 mm long throughout; veins obscure.

Sori elliptic, in 1 row on each side of midrib, usually throughout entire length of frond, with dark setose hairs.


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Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Is. Endemic. Rare and confined to summit areas on Mts Gower and Lidgbird.

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

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


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