Ctenopteris heterophylla

Common name: 

Gipsy Fern

Family: 

Polypodiaceae
(alternate family: Grammatidaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (KNSTWZ) also Tas

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

Sheltered gullies and rock crevices in rainforest1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Epiphytic fern with fronds to 25 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Fronds are pinnate and sori are oval and found on the lobes of the pinnae, close to the margins with one sori per lobe1

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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