Asplenium gracillimum Colenso APNI*
Synonyms: Asplenium bulbiferum subsp. gracillimum (Colenso) Brownsey APNI*
Description: Rhizome tufted, covered with dull brown scales. Fronds erect to ± pendent to 120 cm long; lamina usually 2-pinnate with pinnae pinnatifid or sometimes 3-pinnate, dark green, thin-textured, occasionally giving rise to a proliferous bud; ultimate segments lanceolate, > 10 mm long, veins free. Sori appearing marginal, 2 or more on each secondary pinna, 2–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Clumped fern in rainforest, terrestrial or growing on rocks, trees or treefern trunks.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Accepted following Field (2020) Classification and typification of Australian lycophytes and ferns based on Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification PPG I. Australian Systematic Botany 33(1): 54, ahead of review by APC.
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