Lastreopsis nephrodioides (Baker) Tindale APNI*
Description: Terrestrial or epiphytic fern. Rhizome scarcely creeping, suberect at apex; rhizome and base of stipe densely covered with linear, ±hair-pointed, very dark brown scales 1–2 cm long, 1–2 mm broad at base.
Fronds 4-pinnate to 5-pinnatisect, erect, ±tufted; stipe 10–40 cm tall, with lower part bearing scales like those on rhizome; lamina 15–40 cm long, 20–50 cm broad; pinnules 1–4 cm long, 0.4–1.5 cm broad, crenate.
Sori medial to marginal, often on the tip of a short marginal projection; indusia reniform, 0.5–1 mm diam., glabrous
Distribution and occurrence: Lord Howe Is. Endemic. Occurs in the forest on the southern parts of the Island, especially at higher altitudes.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49
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