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Beautiful Fern

Photo: Courtesy of Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey

Family Athyriaceae- Callipteris prolifera

  • Grows only in shady very wet areas in the rainforest of north-eastern Queensland. The genus name means 'beautiful fern'.

  • A ground fern with distinctive small leaflets growing from the base of the true larger fronds. When these are taken off, they can grow themselves as plants (Cronin 1993), a fact referred to in the specific epithet.

  • The sporangia pattern is made up of many small lines that cover almost the entire back of the frond.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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