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Common name: Flat-fork Fern
Psilotum complanatum Sw. APNI*
Description: Pendent epiphytic plant; aerial stems green, ± regularly branched from the base, to 70 cm long, flattened, ± elliptic in section, basal stems to 5 mm wide, ultimate branches 1.5–2 mm wide.
Synangia 1.5–2 mm diam., sessile, yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: Epiphyte in rainforest, often found growing from bases of other large clumps of epiphytes; rare in N.S.W., north from Ballina, also recorded at Port Macquarie.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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