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Grammitis wattsii Copel.
Family Polypodiaceae
Grammitis wattsii Copel. APNI*

Description: Rhizome erect or shortly creeping; scales dense, narrow, long-pointed, chestnut-brown.

Fronds simple; stipe 0.5–5 cm long, merging imperceptably into attenuate base of lamina, densely setose with chestnut-brown hairs 2–4 mm long; lamina very narrowly elliptic-linear, 5–20 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm broad, entire, gradually narrowed at apex, tip blunt, setose throughout with fine, dark or chestnut-brown hairs, especially on margins; veins obscure.

Sori round to elongate-elliptic, 1 row on each side of midrib throughout length of frond, with denser groups of setose hairs.


Herbarium
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Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Is. Endemic. Confined to the 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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