Common name: Smooth Shield Fern
Lastreopsis smithiana Tindale APNI*
Description: Rhizome short and erect or oblique, covered with dark brown scales.
Fronds tufted, erect, mostly 40–90 cm long, stipe longer than lamina; lamina dark green, triangular, 3–4-pinnate; upper pinnae without basal lobes fused to rachis; ultimate segments with marginal teeth, teeth acute but not markedly aristate; axes ± glabrous except in the channel of the rachis.
Sori circular, indusiate; indusium reniform, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: along creek banks in rainforest in the Border Ranges, not common in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: D.L. Jones (1998)
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