A. Braun, Linnaea 25:721 (1853).
Synonymy: M. elata A. Braun var. crenata A. Braun, Monatsber. K. Wiss. Berl. 739 (1870).
Common name: Common nardoo.
Rhizome much branched, densely orange-brown-hairy or almost glabrous except towards the tips; fronds very variable in size, 2-30 cm long; leaflets broadly obovate-cuneate, glabrous to densely hairy, entire or shallowly to deeply crenate; sporocarps solitary, distinctly stalked, the stalks 2-10 times the length of the sporocarp; sporocarp 4-9 mm long, smooth, faintly or distinctly ribbed; upper basal tooth triangular, acute, lower tooth usually longer, obtuse.
||Sporocarps, natural size
Image source: fig. 46a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Sainty & Jacobs (1981) Waterplants of New South Wales, pp. 296, 297.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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An extremely polymorphic species. Plants from more arid regions are frequently more densely hairy in all parts.
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