Diplazium melanochlamys

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Diplazium melanochlamys
Diplazium melanochlamys RBGS.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
(disputed)
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Athyriaceae
Genus: Diplazium
Species: D. melanochlamys
Binomial name
Diplazium melanochlamys
(Hook.) T.Moore

Diplazium melanochlamys is a ground fern only found on Lord Howe Island. A common plant growing in forest. Most often seen on the southern half of the island. It can be seen between sea level and the summits of Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird.

The fronds are up to a metre long, and 60 cm wide. It may develop a trunk of up to 50 cm tall. The covering of the sori is a shining dark brown, almost black.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diplazium melanochlamys". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-07-08.