Notogrammitis angustifolia ssp. nothofageti


Epiphytic or lithophytic fern, fronds crowded together. Rooting stem (rhizome) very short. Stem very short and winged. Occurring as solitary plant or few plants, slightly more erect than G. billardierei.

Additional information

  • SynonymGrammitis magellanica ssp. nothofageti, Grammitis meridionalis
  • FamilyPolypodiaceae (syn. Grammitidaceae)
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Sizefronds 3-13 cm long
  • Plant groupingEpiphytes
  • LeavesLeathery, dark green narrow oblong undivided fronds with long tapering base, 3-13 cm x 2-5 mm. Rarely has stem hairs.
  • FlowersNon flowering. Larger oblong spore cases from middle to upper 2/3 of frond, not reaching tip, parallel to slightly obliquely angled to the midrib, 8-16 pairs in single rows either side of midrib.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsOn tree branches and trunks, especially soft tree-ferns, on logs and rocks in sheltered gullies of wet forest in the Central Highlands. Full shade. Single rare occurrence within the Shire.
  • Garden useVery specific requirements and delicacy of the plant make it difficult for cultivation. Grow in moist ferneries mounted on tree ferns.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusVulnerable in Victoria to continued depletion. Known from a single area within the Shire and 3 other areas in Victoria. Occurs singly or in a small group.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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