Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Asplenium appendiculatum (formerly known as A. terrestre; Aspleniaceae)


Asplenium appendiculatum is a common native fern that grows in the understorey of wet forest throughout Tasmania. It grows on rocks, on the ground, or often as an epiphyte on Dicksonia antarctica. It is a moderate sized-fern with many times divided leaves. The sori are elongated on the lamina (sometimes near the edge) and protected by a flap of the lamina (an indusium). It is similar to A. bulbiferum, but doesn't produces bulbils (small plants growing from upper parts of the fronds), and has dark green foliage.

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