Blechnum whelanii F.M.Bailey

Rhizome thin, erect, tufted, covered with dark scales and producing wiry stolons. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds to 70 cm long, ovate in outline. Stalk blackish. Segments stiff, linear-lanceolate, lower ones distinctly stalked, uppermost ones often fused at the base.

Needs shelter and warmth.

E Qld.

Sterile and fertile fronds similar; at least a few of the upper segments fused to the axis 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.