Hymenophyllum australe

Common Name:

Austral Filmy-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DKNSTZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Grows on trees or tree-ferns in wet forests 1

Flower Description:



Small epiphytic fern 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a comparatively drought tolerant species that has finely toothed pinnae margins 2,1


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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
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.