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Pellaea paradoxa (R.Br.) Hook.
Family Pteridaceae
Pellaea paradoxa (R.Br.) Hook. APNI*

Description: Rhizome medium-creeping, wiry.

Fronds crowded or scattered, mostly erect, to 65 cm high; stipe black, covered with narrow, pale scales; lamina dull green, pinnae alternate, 9–23 per frond, ovate to lanceolate and usually falcate, usually 4–9 cm long and 1–4 cm wide, borne on stalks 1–5 mm long.

Juvenile fronds simple and lamina ovate to ± circular or with 3 or 5 pinnae. Marginal band of sori 2–3 mm wide.


Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
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Distribution and occurrence: In rock crevices, often in rainforest but extending to drier sites.

In rock crevices, often in rainforest but extending to drier sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: P.D. Bostock (1994)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
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