Blechnum colensoi (Hook.f.) N.A.Wakef.

Rhizome short-creeping. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Sterile fronds to about 40 cm long and undivided, or to over 1 m long and deeply lobed (but not to the base), dark green, leathery, lobes few, mostly 10-20 cm long, 2-4 cm wide. Fertile fronds about the same length but with extremely narrow fertile areas.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

NZ & nearby islands.

Fronds undivided or with large lobes, dark green, thick. Similar to B. patersonii but with leathery fronds having broader lobes and stalk wings separate from one-another.

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