Ferns: POLYPODIOPHYTA in Australia
(also known as PTERIDOPHYTA)

Flowers in Australia Flower
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Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Adiantum aethiopicum
Maidenhair Fern
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Asplenium australasicum
Birds-nest Fern
Sydney, August 2006

Asplenium flabellifolium
Necklace Fern
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Azolla pinnata
Feathered Mosquito Fern
Wyee, December 2006

Blechnum
Silver Fern
Sydney, December 2008

Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia
Rock Fern
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Cheilanthes lasiophylla
Woolly Cloak Fern
Broken Hill
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Cyathea australis
Rough Tree Fern
Sydney, September 2006

Dicksonia antarctica
Soft Tree Fern
Sydney, August 2006

Lindsaya linearis
Screw Fern
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Marsilea drummondii
Nardoo
Uluru, December 2008

Nephrolepis bostoniensis
Boston Fern
Sydney, August 2006

Platycerium bifurcatum
Staghorn
Sydney, October 2006

Polypodium species
Polypody
Sydney, August 2006

Pteridium esculentum
Bracken
Sydney, August 2006

Pteris tremula
Shaking Brake
Sydney, October 2008

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia
Sydney, October 2006

Fern 01
Sydney, August 2006

Fern 02
Sydney, August 2006

Climbing Fern
Sydney, August 2006

Australian species of Butterflies and Moths that have caterpillars that feed on Ferns include:


Hypochrysops hippuris

Hypochrysops theon

Teia anartoides

Hemichloreis exoterica

Idiodes apicata

Idiodes siculoides

Metrocampa ada

Metrocampa biplaga

Chaetolopha pseudooxyntis

Chaetolopha decipiens

Chaetolopha emporias

Chaetolopha leucophragma

Chaetolopha niphosticha

Chaetolopha oxyntis

Cataclysta camptozonale

Herpetogramma platycapna

Samea multiplicalis

Musotima ochropteralis

Musotima nitidalis

Epiphyas postvittana

Cryptoptila immersana

Callopistria maillardi

Spodoptera litura

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(updated 31 March 2013, 26 April 2014, 15 Spetember 2015, 17 June 2016)