Ophioglossum lusitanicum L. Adders Tongue
Sp.Pl. 2:1063 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 October 1997

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb or (fern), 0.01-0.15 m high, sterile frond simple; stipe bases not persistent; fertile blade spike-like; vernation not circinnate. Fl. May. Clay loams, red loam, yellow sand. Shallow soil pockets subject to flooding, amongst rocks or along streambanks.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Shield, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Ashburton, Brookton, Bruce Rock, Carnarvon, Collie, Coolgardie, Cranbrook, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Exmouth, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Manjimup, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Murray, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Toodyay, Trayning, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.