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Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium australasicum

“A spectacular epiphytic fern with long, tough, radiating leaves” NPOS p.306

Great! I’ve found another uncommon fern. It’s hardly fair with the Bird’s nest fern though, it stands out from most other plants in the bush with it’s bright yellow-green fronds and it’s distictive rosette habit.

This one was growing on the edge of a sandstone cliff in the bush out the back.

Bird's Nest Fern
Bird's Nest Fern growing on sandstone. Found this when I was out the back checking on the sewer leak.
Bird's Nest Fern Sori
Underside of a frond showing rows of sori

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