Tmesipteris ovata

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Tmesipteris ovata
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growing on a Todea barbara
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Psilotales
Family: Psilotaceae
Genus: Tmesipteris
T. ovata
Binomial name
Tmesipteris ovata

Tmesipteris ovata is a fern ally endemic to eastern Australia. The habitat of this primitive plant is on tree ferns in rainforests. [1]

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  1. "Tmesipteris ovata, PlantNET - NSW Flora Online, Retrieved February 16th, 2016".