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: (1995). Blechnaceae. In: . 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.