Hymenophyllum howense Brownlie APNI*
Description: Rhizome creeping, wiry, with reddish brown adpressed hairs.
Fronds: stipe 2–5 (-7) cm long, with scattered hairs; lamina triangular-ovate, 4–6 cm long, 2–5 cm broad, 3- or 4-pinnatifid; ultimate divisions narrowly linear, 0.5–1 mm broad, obscurely serrate.
Sori not immersed, terminal on short segments of lamina; involucre oblong, rounded, lobes c. half the length of involucre, entire; receptacle eventually exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Is. Endemic in the upper regions of Mts Gower and Lidgbird.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49
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