Lastreopsis acuminata

Common name: 

Shiny Shield-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Creeks and gullies, either terrestrial or occasionally epiphytic on tree ferns1

Flower description:



Erect fern to 90 cm tall

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is always tufted in habit with a shiny, hairless lamina. The stipe (stalk of the frond) is glossy with a pinkish tinge1

Image of Lastreopsis acuminata
Image of Lastreopsis acuminata
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