Ferns: POLYPODIOPHYTA in Australia
(also known as PTERIDOPHYTA)

Flowers in Australia Flower
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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

Histiopteris incisa
Bat's Wing Fern
Fraser Coast, Queensland
Photo: courtesy of
Scott Gavins

Hypolepis rugosula
Ruddy Ground-fern
Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania
Photo: courtesy of
Elaine McDonald

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

Lygodium microphyllum
Aussie Climbing Fern
Fraser Coast, Queensland
Photo: courtesy of
Scott Gavins

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
Fraser Coast, Queensland
Photo: courtesy of
Scott Gavins

Pteris tremula
Shaking Brake
Sydney, October 2008

Salvinia molesta
Salvinia
Sydney, October 2006

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


Hypochrysops hippuris

Hypochrysops theon

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


Metrocampa ada

Idiodes apicata

Metrocampa biplaga

Planolocha obliquata

Idiodes siculoides

Hemichloreis exoterica

Chaetolopha decipiens

Chaetolopha emporias

Chaetolopha leucophragma

Chaetolopha niphosticha

Chaetolopha oxyntis

Chaetolopha pseudooxyntis

Teia anartoides

Cataclysta camptozonale

Musotima nitidalis

Musotima ochropteralis

Herpetogramma platycapna

Samea multiplicalis

Callopistria maillardi

Spodoptera litura

Neumichtis saliaris

Calicotis crucifera

Cryptoptila immersana

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(updated 31 March 2013, 26 April 2014, 15 Spetember 2015, 17 June 2016, 22 March 2018, 29 December 2019, 27 July 2020)