Common name: poison rock fern, mulga fern
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi Kunze APNI*
Description: Rhizome short- to medium-creeping.
Fronds with rachis and rachillas glabrous or with sparse to moderately dense hairs and scales; upper pinnule surface glabrous, lower surface glabrous or with very sparse hairs.
Spores large or small, 16 or 32 per sporangium.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, throughout N.S.W.; all other States, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand.
Grows in arid and non-arid areas, in exposed rocky habitats, in rock crevices or shelter of rocks, sometimes in open woodlands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by E.A. Brown (2004)
Taxon concept: T.C. Chambers & P.A. Farrant, Fl. Australia, vol. 48 (1998)
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