Sporing plants. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW
Carpet of sporing plants. Photo Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW
Short-fruit Nardoo; Nardoo
Fern to 18cm tall, prostrate. Leaves single along the stem, each composed of four leaflets, 0.5-2.1cm long, 5-13mm wide, hairy to hairless, edges entire or toothed.
Description (page 33) and line drawing of spore case (page 33 Fig. 3d) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Marsilea~hirsuta