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Blechnum fullagarii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Class  Pteridopsida
Family  Blechnaceae
Rank  Species
Division  Pteridophyta
Order  Athyriales
Genus  Blechnum
Blechnum fullagarii
Similar  Blechnum contiguum, Blechnum ambiguum, Blechnum durum

Blechnum fullagarii is a fern in the Blechnaceae family. The specific epithet honours James Fullagar, who collected plants on Lord Howe Island for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

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Description

The plant is a terrestrial or lithophytic fern. The prominent rhizome has narrow and twisted apical scales. Its fronds are 30–50 cm long and 8–14 cm wide.

Distribution and habitat

The fern is endemic to Australia’s subtropical Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. It is restricted to the cloud forest on the summit of Mount Gower.

References

Blechnum fullagarii Wikipedia


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