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Fork fern

(Tmesipteris truncata)

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Description

Tmesipteris truncata is a fern ally endemic to eastern Australia. The habitat of this primitive plant is under waterfalls, or in sandstone gullies or rainforests. Commonly referred to as a Fork Fern. It is often found growing on the base of the King Fern. Usually seen as an epiphyte or lithophyte, but it may also appear as a terrestrial plant. Found as far south as Mount Dromedary.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Psilotopsida
Order:Psilotales
Family:Psilotaceae
Genus:Tmesipteris
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