H. Quirk & T.C. Chambers, Aust. J. Bot. 31:510 (1983).
Synonymy: C. tenuifolia sensu Chinn. in J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 53 (1978), non (Burman f.)Sw.
Common name: Rock fern.
Rhizome slow-creeping; fronds scattered or a few crowded at the tip, erect, drooping or prostrate, dying off during summer and not persisting, tripinnate to quadripinnate, narrow-lanceolate to triangular, to 45 cm long, to 16 cm broad at the base of the lamina; stipe, rhachis, costae and costules brown, shining, sparsely covered with scales; stipe usually becoming glabrous; lamina (excluding costae and costules) glabrous above, and with a few scattered scales below; sori protected by the reflexed pinnule margins.
Common in southern moister regions where it often forms extensive carpets on banks and along streams. In the Flinders and Gawler Ranges it overlaps with C. sieberi and in these regions of overlap some intermediate forms occur.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States. New Zealand; New Caledonia; South East Asia.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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