Platyzoma microphyllum R.Br. APNI*
Description: Rhizome creeping, hairs copper-coloured.
Fronds crowded, simple and pinnate.
Simple fronds linear, green, 3–7 cm long, inconspicuous and often easily overlooked. Pinnate fronds usually 20–35 cm long, rarely longer; stipe pale to dark red-brown, 3–6 cm long; sterile pinnae to 2 mm long, very thick, ovate, margins strongly revolute and bearing short papillae, glabrous outside, the inner surface often covered in a yellow waxy substance secreted by glandular hairs; fertile pinnae slightly larger, less strongly revolute. Clumped fern, sometimes forming colonies, in sandy soils; rare in N.S.W., recorded only in the Yetman district.
Distribution and occurrence: Clumped fern, sometimes forming colonies, in sandy soils; rare in N.S.W., recorded only in the Yetman district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by Peter G. Wilson, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 22-23 (1990), under Platyzomataceae
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed June 2017)
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