Crepidomanes venosum

Common name: 

Veined Bristlefern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Grows on logs, trunks and tree-ferns1

Flower description:



Small epiphytic filmy fern1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only species of Crepidomanes found in Victoria. Fronds are 5-15 cm long and arise distantly from one another on a creeping rhizome. Lamina is translucent and irregularly shaped with pinnae often long and hanging parallel to main rachis. Sori are borne singly on lateral lobes at the base of pinnae1

Image of Crepidomanes venosum
Image of Crepidomanes venosum
Image of Crepidomanes venosum
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria