Common name: Fan Fern
Sticherus urceolatus M.Garrett & Kantvilas APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping.
Fronds to 2 m high; stipe black at base, brown or green in the upper section; primary lateral axes mainly 1–4 pairs, each branched acutely; primary lateral axes bearing pinnules between the main rachis of the frond and the first dichotomy; lateral axes sparsely covered with brown fringed scales; pinnules sessile, 15–27 mm long, 2–3 mm wide at the middle section of the ultimate branch; undersurfaces with pale brown simple or branched hairs along veins and veinlets.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet forest in areas of high rainfall, beside rivers streams, waterfalls and seepage lines, often in disturbed sites, such as road cuttings; chiefly in the ranges.
Wet forest in areas of high rainfall, beside rivers streams, waterfalls and seepage lines, often in disturbed sites, such as road cuttings.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: R.J. Chinnock & G.H. Bell (1998)
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