On Lord Howe Island, this fern is confined to cloud forest on Mount Gower (as seen here) and Mount Lidgbird. It also occurs in New Caledonia, and is unusual among Blechnaceae in its climbing epiphytic habit, starting on the groud but ascending trees. May 16th 2013, image I13-2094.
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Blechnaceae
- Genus: Lomaridium C. Presl
- Species: Lomaridium contiguum (Mett.) Gasper & V.A.O. Dittrich
- Common name(s):
- Location: Lord Howe Island – – – – Australia.
- Coordinates: -31.590278, 159.072222