Phlegmariurus dalhousieanus is one of the rarest epiphytes to occur in north-eastern Australia. It took me three years and several hundred kilometers walking search transects (and a fair bit of obsession) to finally encounter this species! Sadly it is still in decline and I hope it doesn’t disappear altogether. It is the largest of the Australian Phlegmariurus species growing up to 2 m long with shoots 4 to 6 cm thick.


Collection Data (A.R.Field & H.R.Field ARF000766)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
Additional Comments

An extremely scarce rainforest canopy epiphyte growing from the base of Platycerium hillii in complex mesophyll vine forest on metamorphics.

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