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