Is it a native?

Scrambling Coral-fern - native (Gleichenia microphylla)



Family: Gleicheniaceae.


Rare. The local record is along a water race at Taradale.


In suitable habitats the ferns may cover several square metres and grow to more than a metre in height. The ultimate leaflets are tiny rounded and stalkless.

Gleichenia: after Frederick Gleichen, 1917-83, a German botanist; microphylla = small leaf.

Image: Pressed specimen. 2,3: Scrambling Coral Fern, Grampians.

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