Rumohra adiantiformis

Common Name:

Leathery Shield-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DKNSTVWZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Epiphytic on Dicksonia antarctica and mossy banks beside waterfalls 1

Flower Description:



Epiphytic fern to 40 cm 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only species in the genus found in Victoria. The rhizome is branched and creeps over the substrate 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia VicFlora

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