Asplenium flaccidum

Common name: 

Weeping Spleenwort

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland, (KNSTVWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Epiphytic on tree-ferns or tree trunks in wet, cool forests1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Epiphytic pendent fern to 90 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished by its epiphytic habit and bipinnate, pendent fronds2
Multiple subspecies exist, only subsp. flaccidum is found in Victoria.

Images:
Image of Asplenium flaccidum
Image of Asplenium flaccidum
Image of Asplenium flaccidum Image: Daniel Ohlsen
Image of Asplenium flaccidum Image: Daniel Ohlsen
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.