Common name: Bristly Shield Fern
Lastreopsis hispida (Sw.) Tindale APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping, coarse, covered with narrow red-brown scales.
Fronds scattered, erect, mostly 15–60 cm long, sometimes to 90 cm; stipe ± equal in length to lamina; lamina dark green, triangular, 3–4-pinnate, ultimate segments toothed, teeth acute but not aristate; main rachis densely covered with spreading, dark red-brown bristle-like scales with tuberculate bases.
Sori circular, with a dark indusium, glandular hairs on margin.
Distribution and occurrence: in rainforest in the Blue Mtns, rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: D.L. Jones (1998)
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