Asplenium milnei Carruth. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial fern. Rhizome stout; scales dense, lanceolate, clathrate.
Fronds pinnate; stipe 15–24 cm long, dark brown, densely covered with small, clathrate, dark brown scales, especially towards base, often rubbed off; lamina 10–60 cm long, 5–25 cm broad, shining; pinnae 11–18 per side, narrowly lanceolate (to ovate), asymmetrically cuneate at base, (2-) 5–15 cm long, 1–2 cm broad, rarely once divided to the costae at base, ±evenly serrate, usually contracting to an acute apex from c. the middle; rachis and costae below with scattered, small, dark brown scales.
Sori linear, 5–10 mm long, following a lateral nerve with a branch nerve between.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic.
Common in lowland forest.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49
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