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Species profile—Asplenium wildii


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Species details

Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Asplenium wildii F.M.Bailey
WildNet taxon ID
Superseded by
Hymenasplenium wildii (04/05/2021)
Back on Track (BoT) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
Pteridophyta, BRI 168322, handwriting of author, status annotated by P.J.Brownsey
Asplenium wildii is a fern. The root system is short, creeping and scaly. The frond stalk and midrib are mostly dark brown and become green near the tip. The frond blade is egg-shaped in outline, thin, hairless (or with few hairs), 4-9 cm long by 2.5-4 cm wide and divided into segments. The segments are in 5-8 pairs, the basal ones are ovate and the others oblong in shape. The segment tips are pointed and the margins are bluntly and irregularly serrated. The longest segment (below the middle) is 14-25 mm long, gradually decreasing in size toward the tip of the frond. Spore clusters are up to 5 mm long. A. wildii is similar to A. unilaterale, which has 14-22 pairs of segments. (Brownsey 1998)
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This fern grows in rainforest habitats, on steep river banks with clay soils and wet rocks of metamorphic origin. (Brownsey 1998)
Contributors: Peter Bostock, Mellisa Mayhew 13/03/2009
Brownsey, P.J. in McCarthy, P.M. (Ed) (1998). Flora of Australia 48: 318.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Asplenium wildii in Species Profile and Threats Database. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 23/09/2008.
Herbrecs (2008). Asplenium wildii, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 23/09/2008.
Profile author
Peter Bostock (13/03/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
7 September 2021
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