Tmesipteris parva

Common name: 

Small Fork-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NSTZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Grows on tree-ferns1

Flower description:



Pendulous, unbranched fern with fronds to 15 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Lobes of the fused sori are rounded and leaves are narrow and taper to a point1

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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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