Lastreopsis tenera (R.Br.) Tindale

Broad Shield Fern

Rhizome creeping; scales dark brown. Blade to 60 cm or so long, divided 4 times, pale, dull and soft, with hairs between the veins; stalk scaly and with pale to brownish hairs at the base. Ultimate segments more or less oblong, blunt or pointed, all axes with sparse hairs. Sori in a row just below the segment margin. Indusia blackish when mature. Needs shelter and warmth.

Recognition: Frond softly textured, dull above with soft white hairs between the veins.

Australia (Queensland), India, New Caledonia, Fiji, Malesia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka.

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