Diplazium cordifolium  |  

Diplazium cordifolium

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Diplazium cordifolium, Family Athyriaceae / Woodsiaceae, is a fern with a short, erect
rhizome that is scaly at the apex. The scales are about 1 cm long, 1.5 mm wide, and are brown
with black margins. The pale green, leathery fronds are crowded and erect, and the stipe
(frond stalk) is 20Ð50 cm long. The frond leaf is 20Ð31 cm long, 6.5Ð10 cm wide, and is
usually undivided (Jones, 1998).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Diplazium cordifolium

    Threats The main identified threats to Diplazium cordifolium are climate change; feral pigs (Sus scrofa); weed invasion; and clearing (Queensland EPA; 2008).