Asplenium flabellifolium

Common Name:

Necklace Fern



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee (CDEHJKLMNPRSTUVWYZ) all States
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in sheltered rock crevices and overhangs. Also grows in wet gullies, on logs, on cliffs and in caves 1

Flower Description:



Small fern to 50 cm 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has fan-shaped pinnae 3


Image: Alison Kellow

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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
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.