Parapolystichum munitum

Parapolystichum munitum, synonym Lastreopsis munita, the naked shield fern is a plant found in tropical and subtropical forest areas in eastern Australia. Often seen in large colonies, near streams in rainforest and wet eucalyptus areas, north from the Barrington Tops.[1][2]

naked shield fern
Parapolystichum munitum League.jpg
League scrub, Australia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Polypodiophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Suborder: Polypodiineae
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Parapolystichum
P. munita
Binomial name
Parapolystichum munita
(Mett.) Labiak, Sundue & R.C.Moran
  • Lastreopsis munita (Mett.) Tindale
  • Phegopteris munita Mett.
  • Polypodium aspidioides F.M.Bailey


  1. ^ P. G. Wilson. "Lastreopsis munita". Plantnet - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Parapolystichum munitum (Mett.) Labiak, Sundue & R.C.Moran". APNI. Vascular Plants NSL Services. Retrieved 5 December 2021.