Common name: Strap Fern
Dictymia brownii (Wikstr.) Copel. APNI*
Description: Rhizome long-creeping; scales dense, rather persistent, dark, clathrate.
Fronds always simple, to 60 cm long and 2 cm wide; stipe very short or absent; lamina glabrous, very thick and leathery, the margin undulate or entire, reticulations lacking free, included veinlets.
Sori narrow-oblong to circular, 2–7 mm long and 1.5–3 mm wide, sunken into the lamina.
Distribution and occurrence: Often forming large clumps on rocks or tree trunks, in or near rainforest; widespread, chiefly in the ranges, north from the Blue Mtns, also recorded from Batlow.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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