Lastreopsis calantha (Endl.) Tindale

Rhizome long-creeping; scales brown. Fronds scattered along the rhizome. Fronds to over 1 m long with a matted tuft of hair at the junction with each branch. Blade divided 3-4 times, more or less ovate in outline; stalk buff to brown, shiny to rough. Ultimate segments bristly tipped to almost round-toothed. Sori round, positioned in the middle of the segment. Indusia brownish with a few hairs. Needs shelter and warmth.

Recognition: Similar to L. microsora but with dense mat of woolly hairs at the junction of the axes; segments less bristly.

Australia (Norfolk I.).

Created by: Val Stajsic

Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Dryopteridaceae
genus       Lastreopsis