Common name: tender brake, tender brakefern
Pteris tremula R.Br. APNI*
Description: Rhizome tufted, erect, covered with narrow brown scales.
Fronds to 2 m long, 3-pinnate or more compound, pale green, lacy; stipe brown, shiny with a deep narrow groove, usually more than half the length of the frond, rachis brown; lamina ± glabrous, ultimate segments of the frond narrow-oblong to linear, to 2 cm long with finely toothed margins; fertile segments much narrower than the sterile; veins mostly forked once, free.
Sori linear, not continuous between segments and not extending to the apices.
Distribution and occurrence: In rainforest or open forest, sheltered places; common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: K.U. Kramer & P.M.McCarthy (1998)
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