Microsorum pustulatum

This climbing fern grows up the trunks of trees and tree ferns, as
well as over boulders, often growing in moss beds. The fern can sometimes be found growing high in a tree as an epiphyte.

Segments of the fronds are not stalked. Fronds are rather glossy, either pinnate or simple, and somewhat leathery. Largish sori occur on the underside of the fertile fronds, which are the same shape as the infertile fronds. The large, glossy fronds differentiate it from the following related species.

TAS to QLD; also on Lord Howe Island