Blechnum chambersii Tindale

Lance Water Fern

Rhizome short-creeping to erect. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Fronds tufted, divided once, to 40 cm or so long; stalk yellowish. Sterile fronds with the longest segments in the middle. Segments curved, to 3 cm long, the lowermost often with a wing; tip pointed, edge minutely toothed.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

SA, NSW, Vic., Tas., NZ, Fiji.

Segments curved, dark green, fused to one-another at the base.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Blechnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Blechnum L.