Tmesipteris obliqua

Common name: 

Long Fork-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNSTWZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Grows almost only on Dicksonia antarctica1

Flower description:



Pendulous epiphytic fern1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are blunt but with a short point, the lobes of the fused sori are pointed2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria