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Christella dentata Downy Wood-fern Thelypteridaceae  
 

Binung, Christella dentata

 
Binung, Christella dentata

Christella dentata is a small fern with widespread distribution in Australia and islands in the south Pacific Ocean and S-E Asia. There are many local common names. In New South Wales it grows north from the southern Illawarra region and is known as Binung.

Found on the margins of rainforest, by streams or in more open forests with adequate moisture. Sori are circular in shape, with a hairy closed covering.
Downy Wood-fern, Soft Fern

KEY FEATURES: Soft, ladder-like fern to 80cm. FROND to 80x25cm (LxW) with mainly opposite leaves (=pinnae), longest near mid-frond; reducing and reflexing to near the stalk base. LEAVES soft, slender and tapering, to 15x2cm, with conspicuous midrib; dissected about 50% into rounded lobes, with one longer basal lobe; sori in two rows per lobe from leaf-midrib to about 70% of lobe.

 
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