Asplenium pteridoides Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Asplenium howeanum (Watts) W.R.B.Oliv. APNI*
Asplenium bulbiferum var. howeanum Watts APNI*
Description: Terrestrial fern. Rhizome decumbent(?); scales very narrowly triangular, 4–6 mm long.
Fronds tripinnatifid; stipe 9–10 cm long, naked except for the base with scales like those on rhizome; rachis narrowly winged in upper half; lamina 12–23 cm long, 7–15 cm broad, glabrous; pinnae 6–9 per side, lanceolate-deltoid in outline, the largest 5–9 cm long, 1.5–4 cm broad, divided to the narrowly winged costae; pinnules cuneate-rhomboid, 1–2.5 cm long, lower half entire.
Sori linear, 2–3 mm long, confined to outermost edges of pinnules.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon; confined to mountain tops. Endemic.
Cool moist understorey on basalt.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by E.A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49
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