Common name: Skeleton Fork-Fern
Psilotum nudum (L.) P.Beauv. APNI*
Synonyms: Psilotum flabellatum Gand. APNI*
Description: Erect to somewhat pendent terrestrial or rarely epiphytic plant; aerial stems yellow-green, much-branched towards the tips, 15–60 cm long, ridged, ± circular to triangular in section; ultimate branches 0.5–1.5 mm diam.
Synangia 2–3 mm diam., sessile, yellow.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually found tufted in rock crevices in open forest or rainforest, rarely epiphytic in rainforest; widespread, rare away from coastal areas; north of the Shoalhaven R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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