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Common Ground-fern - native (Calochlaena dubia)

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Family: Dennstaedtiaceae.

The fern was formerly known as Culcita dubia.

Native of eastern Australia.

Occurrence: Rare locally. It has been recorded at Fryers Ridge and Porcupine Ridge (south of the Shire).


calo = beautiful, chlaena = a cloak, referring to the covers on the spores; dubia =doubtful, uncertain (perhaps referring to the doubtful classification of this fern.)

Image: Part of a frond of Common Ground-fern. The total frond will have 10-20 of what is illustrated here.