Asplenium paleaceum R.Br.

Scaly Asplenium

Rhizome short; scales dark brown. Fronds tufted, arching, mostly 30-40 cm long with scales long-pointed and fringed. Blade divided once, narrowly ovate in outline, sometimes with plantlets. Segments sometimes stalked; margins toothed or lobed, lined; veins forked. Sori several on each segment and up to 1 cm long.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld, New Guinea.

Frond stalks and main axes with dense covering of fringed, long-pointed scales.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Aspleniaceae. 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      Aspleniaceae
genus       Asplenium L.