bulbiferum (mother spleen wort) 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 onDicksonia 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). One of the most distinctive
features is that it often produces bulbils (small plants growing
from upper parts of the fronds) - the only other Tasmanian fern to
do this isPolystychum proliferum.
It also differs from the similar species, A. appendiculatum,
in having light green foliage.