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Tmesipteris ovata N.A.Wakef.
Family Psilotaceae
Tmesipteris ovata N.A.Wakef. APNI*

Description: Pendent epiphyte, aerial stems unbranched, mostly 10–15 cm, rarely to 20 cm long; leaves not reducing in size along stem.

Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 8–15 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, apex rounded, mucronate tip distinct.

Synangia small, 2.5–3 mm long, rounded.


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Distribution and occurrence: Usually epiphytic on treeferns, widespread but not common, in rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: R.J. Chinnock (1998)


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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