Description: The Rock Felt Fern grows in sheltered eucalypt forest, on trees and rocks.
It has 2 type of fronds, small round ones that are sterile and longer, narrow fertile fronds. Seri are irregularly spaced on the underside of the fertile fronds beside the midrib.
Distribution: The Rock Felt Fern is found along the east coast of Australia & in New Guinea. In the Blue Mountains I've seen it growing on a wide range of rocks, boulders & cliff faces.
Comments: The Rock Felt Fern is drought tolerant. A covering of reddish star shaped hairs reduce water loss & the fronds rapidly absord water after rain or misty conditions.