Hypolepis glandulifera

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Hypolepis glanduliferaFamily: Dennstaedtiaceae
Genus: Hypolepis
Common name: Downy Ground Fern
ALA reference

This is a ground fern with a long-creeping rhizome. It has very large fronds to 2 metres long covered in sticky glandular hairs. It can grow into large colonies. The photo shows the primary pinnae unrolling in stages from the curled crosiers and this is a distinguishing feature of this genus. (July 2011)