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Showing Phylum Pteridophyta between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

Phylum Pteridophyta

Basket fern

Basket fern
Drynaria rigidula

Large, epiphytic, ferns found in wet, tropical areas like the rainforests between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

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Birds Nest Fern

Birds nest fern
Asplenium nidus

Often mistaken for Asplenium australasicum, this fern is native to the tropical rainforests of north eastern Queensland

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Coarse climbing fern

Coarse climbing fern
Lygodium reticulatum

A very attractive climbing fern with tough, wire like, stems, native to north east Queensland and Polynesia

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Common Tree Fern

Common tree fern
Cyanthea rebeccae

This is the most common tree fern of both the coastal and highland rainforests of tropical Queensland.

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Crows nest fern

Crows nest fern
Asplenium australasicum

A common fern, seen growing on rocks or on other trees in the rainforest.

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Forked fern

Forked fern
Dicranopteris linearis

Commonly seen in disturbed areas, like roadside embankments, this fern forms in masses as it spreads over a wide area.

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King Fern

King Fern
Angiopteris evecta

This giant fern can have fronds up to 9 metres long (the longest of any fern in the world) and has been at home in Australia for over 300 million years.

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Tropical birds nest

Tropical birds nest
Asplenium simplicifrons

This fern has more slender leaves than the more well known Birds nest ferns, and is restricted to north eastern Queensland

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