Common name: gold fern
Pityrogramma calomelanos var. austroamericana (Domin) Farw. APNI*
Synonyms: Pityrogramma austroamericana Domin APNI*
Description: Rhizome erect, covered with pale, lanceolate scales.
Fronds erect, usually 10–45 cm, rarely to 70 cm long; stipe dark brown, scaly at the base; lamina 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, pale green, the lower surface covered with a yellow powdery indumentum.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in disturbed sites, especially along roadsides, far north coastal areas. Native of trop. Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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