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Calochlaena dubia

Rainbow Fern at Cotter River, ACT

Calochlaena dubia at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Feb 2023
Calochlaena dubia at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Feb 2023
Calochlaena dubia at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Feb 2023
Calochlaena dubia at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Feb 2023
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Identification history

Calochlaena dubia 13 Mar 2023 dcnicholls
Pteris tremula 13 Mar 2023 Tapirlord

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Significant sighting

Tapirlord noted:
13 Mar 2023

Another locally uncommon species recorded from only a few locations in the ACT.

User's notes

A smal colony

4 comments

dcnicholls wrote:
   13 Mar 2023
Not P. tremula
Tapirlord wrote:
   13 Mar 2023
Oh ok, that's a bit more exciting! Appreciate the correction.
dcnicholls wrote:
   13 Mar 2023
That's a pretty incredible location! Many years ago the only unusual fern I found there was Asplenium trichomanes (right hand side of the road as you head to the dam, on a bank.)
Tapirlord wrote:
   13 Mar 2023
It really is, there’s something like 6-7 locally rare fern species in pretty close vicinity to one another, well worth the trip. I’m thinking it’d be cool to run a CNM field of some sort out this was later in the year if you’d be interested in heading out there.

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Lindsaea microphylla (Lacy Wedge-fern) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT Baeomyces heteromorphus (A cap lichen) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT Acacia rubida (Red-stemmed Wattle, Red-leaved Wattle) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT
Lindsaea microphylla (Lacy Wedge-fern) at Cotter River, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord
Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT
Baeomyces heteromorphus (A cap lichen) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT
Acacia rubida (Red-stemmed Wattle, Red-leaved Wattle) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Sep 2016 by KenT

Location information

Species information

  • Calochlaena dubia Scientific name
  • Rainbow Fern Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 10 Abundance
  • 19 Feb 2023 10:44 AM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

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  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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