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Schizaea rupestris R.Br.
Family Schizaeaceae
Schizaea rupestris R.Br. APNI*

Description: Small, mat-forming plant, mostly 10–15 cm high.

Fronds all simple, erect.

Sterile fronds 5–12 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, smooth and glossy. Fertile fronds 8–20 cm long, slightly narrower and less common than the sterile fronds.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rocks in wet, shaded places such as caves or near waterfalls, Gosford district south to the Budawang Mtns; also recorded from the Woolgoolga area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: W.A.
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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