25th June - Cheilanthes sieberi - Mulga Fern

Cheilanthes sieberi

Rhizome slow-creeping; fronds numerous, the old dead ones persisting, clustered, erect, to 40 cm long, 2-5 cm broad at the base of the lamina; stipe, rhachis and primary costae dark-brown, shining; stipe scaly towards the base, rhachis and primary costae with scattered segmented hairs, many of which are appressed and glandular; lamina oblong or narrow-lanceolate; pinnae more or less triangular, glabrous or hairy; sori protected by the reflexed pinnule margins.

Likes a dampish spot and therefore vulnerable to being overgrown by more vigorous species.

Seems to do well in suitable damp spots