Doodia aspera R.Br.

Prickly Rasp Fern

Rhizome short-creeping, black, covered with black scales. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds mostly 30-40 cm long and 10-12 cm wide. Blade lanceolate to ovate in outline, rough, lowermost segments sometimes free. Stalks covered with blackish scales, rough. Sori in one or two rows beside, but not immediately next to, the midvein.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Qld, NSW, Vic., NZ.

Sterile and fertile fronds similar; stalks rough and black; segments close-set, the lowermost pair sometimes stalked.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Blechnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Doodia R.Br.