Gleichenia alpina   Alpine Coral Fern Tasmanian Endemic

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Found in dark damp places in the temperate forests of Tasmania, this endemic fern will often form huge sheets. It has deep pouches under the pinnules covered in hairs. Although it is often referred to as an alpine pr sub-alpine plant it was growing at sea level at Strahan.

Verges of coast road near Strahan, Tasmania 30th August 2007

Added 27th January 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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