Rare. The local record is along a water race at Taradale.
In suitable habitats the ferns may cover several square metres and grow to more than a metre in height. The ultimate leaflets are tiny rounded and stalkless.
Gleichenia: after Frederick Gleichen, 1917-83, a German botanist; microphylla = small leaf.
Image: Pressed specimen. 2,3: Scrambling Coral Fern, Grampians.