Rhizome erect, short-creeping. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Sterile fronds elliptic to triangular in outline, to 40 cm long, rough, hairy below. Segments in middle or below the longest, mostly 3-6 cm long, basal pair arching downwards and cut to the midrib at the base on the lowermost side; margins wavy, minutely toothed. Fertile fronds about as long as the sterile ones. Stalk bases rough and long-scaly.
Will tolerate cool conditions.
Australia, Indonesia, Pacific Is.
Stalk with long basal scales; basal frond segments arching downwards and with a flange cut to the midrib from the base at the join with the axis, the flange often covering the midrib.
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.