scale bar = 1cm.

Ruddy Ground-fern - native (Hypolepis rugosula)

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Family: Denstaedtiaceae.

Native of Australia.

Occurrence: Rare locally. It has been recorded at Crocodile Reservoir (Fryerstown) and Fryers Ridge.


hypo = below; lepis = a scale, referring to the spore cases beneath the leaf-margin rugosula = wrinkled.

Image: Ruddy Ground-fern