Common name: Oval Wedge-fern
Lindsaea trichomanoides Dryand. APNI*
Description: Rhizome creeping; scales reddish brown.
Fronds sometimes tufted, usually 8–25 cm long; stipe usually longer than lamina, reddish brown; lamina at least 2-pinnate at base, upper pinnae pinnatifid, oblong to triangular-oblong, 10–20 cm long, 20–60 mm wide, dark green; ultimate segments ovate or obovate, entire or lobed.
Sori around the margins; indusium pale or brownish.
Distribution and occurrence: in rocky areas of moist forest, chiefly in coastal situations south of Sydney; not common.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC, CC, CT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-+
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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