Dennstaedtia Bernh.

1 species endemic AUST.; Qld., N.S.W., Vic., W.A.

Dennstaedtia davallioides (R.Br.) T.Moore

Terrestrial ferns. Rhizome widely creeping, 3–5 mm diam., densely clothed with red-brown bristly hairs. Stipes red-brown, clothed near the base with the same type of hairs as on the rhizome, not articulated to the rhizome. Fronds including the stipes usually 0.9–1.5m long, mostly 0.3–0.5m broad. Lamina dark green, soft, membranous to thinly herbaceous, 3-pinnate-pinnatifid. Veins free. Sori round, marginal, terminal on the veinlets, mostly in sinuses. Indusium double, cyathiform, formed by the fusion of the inferior indusium and ± modified lobe of the lamina. Receptacle short, columnar. Widespread. RF gullies, or tall open forests