Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia H.M.Quirk & T.C.Chambers

Rock Fern

Rhizome short-creeping. Fronds to about 50 cm long and 15 cm wide, triangular to lanceolate in outline, erect to drooping, divided 3-4 times at the base. Stalk and major veins brown, shining. Segments elliptic to ovate, blunt to slightly pointed with margins waved, inrolled, hairless above, lower surface hairless or with a few scales or hairs along the midrib.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Southern Australia.

Differs from C. tenuifolium in lacking short hairs on upper surface of segments.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Adiantaceae. 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      Pteridaceae
genus       Cheilanthes Sw.