Lastreopsis decomposita (R.Br.) Tindale

Trim Shield Fern

Rhizome short-creeping, thick; scales brown. Fronds to 80 cm long or so. Blades broadly triangular in outline, divided 3-4 times, dull green, densely hairy, upper branches with basal lobes generally fused to the axis; stalk scaly at the base. Ultimate segments with pointed tips. Sori round, scattered. Indusia pale brown, sometimes shed early. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Hairy fronds; upper branches with basal segments fused to stalk; sori pale brown, scattered.

Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Norfolk Island).


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