Pneumatopteris truncata is a large terrestrial fern with an erect rhizome and fronds growing in a crown to 120 cm long. The fronds have aerophores at the base of the pinnae.
Pneumatopteris truncata |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pneumatopteris truncata
Potential impacts of climate change on Christmas Island include likely increases in coral bleaching and changes in the reproductive biology and behaviour of marine and terrestrial species; increases in the intensity of cyclones and other storms; and inundation of low lying areas due to rising sea level (Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd; 2008).