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Pteridophytes of the ACT and S Coast of NSW:
target taxa for the Public Reference Herbarium

The following table is a checklist of local pteridophytes. It lists the species of ferns and fern allies known to occur in the Australian Capital Territory and the surrounding areas of NSW, extending to the south coast of New South Wales from north of Jervis Bay and Booderee National Park to the Victorian Border. This is the catchment area for the Public Reference Herbarium (PRH) of the ANBG.

The species are arranged in genera and families and are flagged for their occurrence in the ACT, Jervis Bay (including Booderee National Park and Beecroft Penninsula) and more generally in NSW. 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.

ACT = occurs in the Australian Capital Territory; JBT = occurs in the Jervis Bay Territory; NSW = occurs in the catchment area of the Public Reference Herbarium; 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 ACT JBT NSW PRH JBH
Fern Allies
Isoetaceae Isoetes drummondii A.Br. var. anomala Marsden NSW need
Isoetaceae Isoetes muelleri A.Br. ACT NSW need
Lycopodiaceae Huperzia australianum (Herter) Holub NSW need
Lycopodiaceae Huperzia varia (R.Br.) Neck. ex Rothm. NSW need
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella lateralis (R.Br.) B.Ollg. JBT NSW PRH need
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium deuterodensum Herter JBT NSW PRH JBH
Lycopodiaceae Lycopodium fastigiatum R.Br. ACT NSW PRH
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris billardieri Endl. NSW need
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris ovata N.A.Wakef. NSW PRH JBH
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris parva N.A.Wakef. NSW PRH
Psilotaceae Tmesipteris truncata (R.Br.) Desv. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Selaginellaceae Selaginella uliginosa (Labill.) Spring JBT NSW need JBH
True Ferns
Adiantaceae Adiantum aethiopicum L. ACT JBT NSW PRH need
Adiantaceae Adiantum formosum R.Br. NSW need
Adiantaceae Adiantum hispidulum Sw. ACT JBT NSW need need
Adiantaceae Anogramma leptophylla (L.) Link NSW need
Adiantaceae Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia H.M.Quirk & T.C.Chambers ACT NSW need
Adiantaceae Cheilanthes distans (R.Br.) Mett. ACT NSW PRH
Adiantaceae Cheilanthes sieberi Kunze ACT JBT NSW need need
Adiantaceae Pellaea falcata (R.Br.) Fee ACT JBT NSW need need
Adiantaceae Pellaea nana (Hook.) Bostock NSW need
Adiantaceae Pellaea paradoxa (R.Br.) Hook. ACT NSW need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium australasicum (Sm.) Hook. JBT NSW PRH need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium bulbiferum G.Forst. subsp. gracillimum (Colenso) Brownsey ACT JBT NSW PRH need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium flabellifolium Cav. ACT NSW PRH
Aspleniaceae Asplenium flaccidum Forst.f. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Aspleniaceae Asplenium hookerianum Colenso NSW need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium obtusatum G.Forst. subsp. northlandicum Brownsey JBT NSW need need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium polyodon Forst.f. NSW need
Aspleniaceae Asplenium trichomanes L. subsp. quadrivalens D.Meyer ACT NSW PRH
Aspleniaceae Pleurosorus rutifolius (R.Br.) Fee ACT NSW PRH
Aspleniaceae Pleurosorus subglandulosus (Hook. & Grev.) Tindale ACT NSW need
Athyriaceae Cystopteris tasmanica Hook. NSW need
Athyriaceae Diplazium australe (R.Br.) Wakef. ACT NSW need
Azollaceae Azolla filiculoides Lam. var. rubra (R.Br.) Strasburger ACT NSW need
Azollaceae Azolla pinnata R.Br. ACT NSW need
Blechnaceae Blechnum ambiguum (C.Presl) Kaulf. ex C.Chr. JBT NSW need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum camfieldii Tindale JBT NSW PRH JBH
Blechnaceae Blechnum cartilagineum Sw. ACT JBT NSW PRH need
Blechnaceae Blechnum chambersii Tindale NSW need
Blechnaceae Blechnum fluviatile (R.Br.) Lowe ex Salomon ACT NSW PRH
Blechnaceae Blechnum indicum Burm.f. JBT NSW need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum minus (R.Br.) Ettingsh. ACT NSW need
Blechnaceae Blechnum nudum (Labill.) Mett. ex Luerssen ACT NSW PRH
Blechnaceae Blechnum patersonii (R.Br.) Mett. ACT JBT NSW need need
Blechnaceae Blechnum penna-marina (Poir.) Kuhn ACT NSW PRH
Blechnaceae Blechnum wattsii Tindale ACT NSW PRH
Blechnaceae Doodia aspera R.Br. NSW PRH
Blechnaceae Doodia caudata (Cav.) R.Br. NSW need
Blechnaceae Doodia media R.Br. ACT JBT NSW need need
Cyatheaceae Cyathea australis (R.Br.) Domin ACT JBT NSW need need
Cyatheaceae Cyathea cooperi (Hook. ex F.Muell.) Domin JBT NSW need need
Cyatheaceae Cyathea leichhardtiana (F.Muell.) Copel. JBT NSW need need
Davalliaceae Davallia pyxidata Cav. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Dennstaedtiaceae Histiopteris incisa (Thunb.) Sm. ACT JBT NSW need need
Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis glandulifera Brownsey & Chinnock ACT NSW need
Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis muelleri N.A.Wakef. ACT NSW PRH
Dennstaedtiaceae Hypolepis rugosula (Labill.) J.Sm. NSW PRH
Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea dimorpha F.M.Bailey NSW need
Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea linearis Sw. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea microphylla Sw. JBT NSW PRH need
Dennstaedtiaceae Lindsaea trichomanoides Dryander NSW need
Dennstaedtiaceae Pteridium esculentum (Forst.f.) Cockayne ACT JBT NSW PRH JBH
Dicksoniaceae Calochlaena dubia (R.Br.) M.Turner & R.White ACT JBT NSW need need
Dicksoniaceae Dicksonia antarctica Labill. ACT NSW PRH
Dryopteridaceae Lastreopsis acuminata (Houlston) C.V.Morton NSW need
Dryopteridaceae Lastreopsis decomposita (R.Br.) Tindale NSW need
Dryopteridaceae Lastreopsis microsora (Endl.) Tindale subsp. microsora NSW PRH
Dryopteridaceae Polystichum australiense Tindale ACT NSW need
Dryopteridaceae Polystichum proliferum (R.Br.) C.Presl ACT NSW PRH
Dryopteridaceae Rumohra adiantiformis (Forst.f.) Ching NSW PRH
Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia dicarpa R.Br. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Gleicheniacedae Gleichenia microphylla R.Br. NSW need
Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia rupestris R.Br. JBT NSW need need
Gleicheniaceae Sticherus flabellatus (R.Br.) H.St.John JBT NSW PRH JBH
Gleicheniaceae Sticherus lobatus Wakef. NSW need
Gleicheniaceae Sticherus tener (R.Br.) Ching NSW need
Grammitidacdeae Grammitis billardieri Willd. ACT NSW need
Grammitidacdeae Grammitis poeppigiana (Mett.) Pic.Serm. NSW need
Grammitidacdeae Grammitis stenophylla Parris NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum bivalve (Forstf.) Sw. NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum cupressiforme Labill. ACT NSW PRH
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum flabellatum Labill. NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum marginatum Hook. & Grev. NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum rarum R.Br. NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Hymenophyllum peltatum (Poir.) Desv. ACT NSW need
Hymenophyllaceae Polyphlebium venosum (R.Br.) Copel. NSW PRH
Hymenophyllaceae Sphaerocionium lyallii (Hook.f.) Copel. NSW need
Marsileaceae Marsilea hirsuta R.Br. ACT NSW need
Marsileaceae Marsilea mutica Mett. ACT NSW need
Marsileaceae Pilularia novae-hollandiae A.Br. ACT NSW PRH
Oleandraceae Arthropteris tenella (Forst.f.) Sm. NSW need
Ophioglossaceae Botrychium australe R.Br. ACT JBT NSW PRH JBH
Ophioglossaceae Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw. ACT NSW PRH
Ophioglossaceae Ophioglossum lusitanicum L. subsp. coriaceum (Cunn.) Clausen ACT NSW need
Osmundaceae Leptopteris fraseri (Hook. & Grev.) C.Presl NSW PRH
Osmundaceae Todea barbara (L.) T.Moore ACT JBT NSW PRH JBH
Polypodiaceae Microsorum pustulatum (G.Forst.) Copel. ACT JBT NSW PRH need
Polypodiaceae Microsorum scandens (Forst.f.) Tindale NSW PRH
Polypodiaceae Platycerium bifurcatum (Cav.) C.Chr. subsp. bifurcatum JBT NSW PRH need
Polypodiaceae Pyrrosia rupestris (R.Br.) Ching ACT JBT NSW PRH JBH
Pteridaceae Pteris tremula R.Br. ACT JBT NSW need need
Pteridaceae Pteris umbrosa R.Br. NSW need
Pteridaceae Pteris vittata L. NSW need
Schizaeaceae Schizaea bifida Willd. JBT NSW PRH JBH
Schizaeaceae Schizaea fistulosa Labill. NSW need
Schizaeaceae Schizaea rupestris R.Br. ACT JBT NSW PRH need
Thelypteridaceae Cyclosorus interuptus (Willd.) H.Ito JBT NSW need need


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Updated January 2000 by Jim Croft (