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Pteridophytes of Jervis Bay and Beecroft Penninsula

There are c. 41 pteridophytes recorded from Jervis Bay (including Booderee National Park) and Beecroft Penninsula. The following table lists the species of ferns and fern allies known to occur in the area based on specimens in the Australian National Herbarium, published reports, and field observations. This is part of the catchment area for the Public Reference Herbarium (PRH) of the ANBG.

The species are atranged in genera and families and are flagged for their occurrence and additonal columns indicate whether a specimen is present in the Public Reference Herbaria at the ANBG or Jervis Bay or whether additional herbarium specimens are needed. The table will be updated as additional species are recorded for the region and as new specimens are inserted into the PRH.

JBT = occurs in the Jervis Bay area; PRH = specimens in the Canberra Public Reference Herbarium; JBH = Jervis Bay Reference Herbarium at Booderee; Need = specimens needed for Public Reference Herbarium.

Family Botanical name JBT PRH JBH
Fern Allies
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella lateralis (R.Br.) B.Ollg. JBT PRH need
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium deuterodensum Herter JBT PRH JBH
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris ovata N.A.Wakef. PRH JBH
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris truncata (R.Br.) Desv. JBT PRH JBH
Selaginellaceae Selaginella uliginosa (Labill.) Spring JBT need JBH
True Ferns
Adiantaceae Adiantum aethiopicum L. JBT PRH need
Adiantaceae Adiantum hispidulum Sw. JBT need need
Adiantaceae Cheilanthes sieberi Kunze JBT need need
Adiantaceae Pellaea falcata (R.Br.) Fee JBT need need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium australasicum (Sm.) Hook. JBT PRH need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium flaccidum Forst.f. JBT PRH JBH
Aspleniaceae Asplenium obtusatum G.Forst. subsp. northlandicum Brownsey JBT need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum ambiguum (C.Presl) Kaulf. ex C.Chr. JBT need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum camfieldii Tindale JBT PRH JBH
Blechnaceae Blechnum indicum Burm.f. JBT need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum patersonii (R.Br.) Mett. JBT need need
Blechnaceae Doodia media R.Br. JBT need need
Cyatheaceae Cyathea australis (R.Br.) Domin JBT need need

Cyatheaceae Cyathea cooperi (Hook. ex F.Muell.) Domin JBT need need Cyatheaceae Cyathea leichhardtiana (F.Muell.) Copel. JBT need need Davalliaceae Davallia pyxidata Cav. JBT PRH JBH Dennstaedtiaceae Histiopteris incisa (Thunb.) Sm. JBT need need Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis glandulifera Brownsey & Chinnock need Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis muelleri N.A.Wakef. PRH Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis rugosula (Labill.) J.Sm. PRH Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea linearis Sw. JBT PRH JBH Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea microphylla Sw. JBT PRH need Dennstaedtiaceae Pteridium esculentum (Forst.f.) Cockayne JBT PRH JBH Dicksoniaceae Calochlaena dubia (R.Br.) M.Turner & R.White JBT need need Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia dicarpa R.Br. JBT PRH JBH Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia rupestris R.Br. JBT need need Gleicheniaceae Sticherus flabellatus (R.Br.) H.St.John JBT PRH JBH Ophioglossaceae Botrychium australe R.Br. JBT PRH JBH Osmundaceae Todea barbara (L.) T.Moore JBT PRH JBH Polypodiaceae Microsorum pustulatum (G.Forst.) Copel. JBT PRH need Polypodiaceae Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C.Chr. subsp. bifurcatum JBT PRH need Polypodiaceae Pyrrosia rupestris (R.Br.) Ching JBT PRH JBH Pteridaceae Pteris tremula R.Br. JBT need need Schizaeaceae Schizaea bifida Willd. JBT PRH JBH Schizaeaceae Schizaea rupestris R.Br. JBT PRH need Thelypteridaceae Cyclosorus interuptus (Willd.) H.Ito JBT need need


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Tindale, M.D. 1963. Pteridophyta. In Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O. & Carolin, R.C.. Vascular Plants of Sydney District and the Blue Mountains. Privately published, Armidale.

Taws, N. 1997. Vegetation survey and maping of Jervis Bay Territory. A report to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. ACT Biological Research. 42 pp. Unpublished report.

Ward, J.E. & Ingwersen, F. 1990. Checklist of the vascular plant species of the Australian Capital Territory of Jervis Bay. Conservation Memorandum No. 7. ACT Parks and Conservation Service. Canberra.

Updated January 2000 by Jim Croft (