Pyrrosia rupestris (R.Br.) Ching

Rock Felt Fern

Rhizome long-creeping, branched; scales brown, entire. Sterile and fertile fronds diferent. Sterile fronds roundish, to 4 cm or so long. Fertile fronds lanceolate, to 10 cm or so long, less than 1 cm wide. Sori spreading over the lower surface of blade.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld, NSW, Vic., New Guinea.

Sterile and fertile fronds different.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Polypodiaceae. 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      Polypodiaceae
genus       Pyrrosia Mirb.