Lastreopsis acuminata (Houlston) C.V. Morton

Shiny Shield Fern

Rhizome short-creeping, erect or angled, scales dark brown. Fronds tufted, to 50 cm or more long. Blade divided 2-3 times, narrowly triangular in outline, pale green and shiny, upper branches without basal segments fused to the axis; stalk and midribs with long, soft hairs. Ultimate segments with pointed teeth. Sori round. Indusia hairless. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Rhizome short-creeping; fronds tufted, divided 2-3 times; basal segments of upper branches not fused to branch axes; indusia hairless.

Australia (South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania).

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