Hymenophyllum cupressiforme

Common name: 

Common Filmy-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Cool shaded habitats1

Flower description:



Small epiphytic fern1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The stipe has a prominent wing that extends almost to the base1

Image of Hymenophyllum cupressiforme
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