Lastreopsis hispida (Sw.) Tindale

Bristly Shield Fern

Rhizomes long-creeping; scales densely distributed, red-brown. Blade lanceolate in outline, divided 3-4 times, stalks, veins and midrib covered with long, black, bristly scales. Ultimate segments narrow and sharply toothed. Indusia dark brown, almost black in the centre. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Rhizome with toothed scales; segments sharp-pointed, scales on frond stalks long, blackish.

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

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