Recovery Plan for the Giant Fern (Angiopteris evecta)

This document constitutes the formal New South Wales State recovery plan for the Giant Fern (Angiopteris evecta) and, as such, considers the conservation requirements of the species in NSW.

Date
1 October 2001
Publisher
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Type
Publication, Recovery plan
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73136-3795
  • File PDF 0.3MB
  • Pages 21
  • Name giant-fern-angiopteris-evecta-recovery-plan.pdf

Angiopteris evecta Hoffm., (the Giant Fern) is an ancient species with reputedly the largest fronds of any fern on earth (Jones and Clemesha 1993). The species was thought to be extinct in the wild in New South Wales until a single specimen was recorded in the far north-east of the state in 1978. The Giant Fern is the only species of the genus Angiopteris found in Australia.

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