Asplenium pellucidum, Family Aspleniaceae, is a lithophytic or epiphytic fern with a slightly creeping habit. The rhizome is short-creeping, scaly and hairy at its apex. The stipe (2 cm long, 1 mm wide) and rachis are mostly dark brown, becoming green only near the apex and densely scaly near the base. Fronds are narrowly elliptic, pinnate, 19–23 cm long, 4.5–5.5 cm wide, glossy bright green and slightly scaly. Individuals of this species occurring outside of Australia tend to be larger and have pinnae that taper to a narrower apex.
Asplenium pellucidum |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Asplenium pellucidum
All known populations occur in Wooroonooran National Park and the level of threats caused by current fire regimes; invasive weeds; park usage; development activities and feral animals is unknown.