Common name: prickly rasp fern
Doodia aspera R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Blechnum neohollandicum (R.Br.) Christenh. APNI*
Description: Rhizome short-creeping, black, densely covered with narrow black scales.
Fronds erect, mostly 20–45 cm long, not dimorphic; stipe dark, roughened with tubercles; lamina lanceolate, deeply 1-pinnatisect with lowermost pair of pinnae sometimes free and shortly stalked, segments to 6 cm long, spreading, leathery and tuberculate, margins toothed.
Sori in 1 or 2 rows on each side of the midvein and distinctly separated from it, ± circular, 0.5–1.5 mm long, sometimes becoming confluent with age.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, in tall open forest and rainforest margins.
In tall open forest and rainforest margins.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: B.S. Parris (1998)
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