Rhizome about 5-6 mm wide with the round scales remaining only at the growing tip. Fronds to 1 m long, divided once. Segments mostly in about 12 pairs, jointed at the base, narrowly ovate, leathery, shiny and with a short stalk; margins irregularly toothed; veins numerous and parallel. Sori covering lower surface of linear segments.
Needs shelter and warmth.
WA, NT, Qld, Polynesia to India.
Segments jointed to axis and with a small gland near the basal stalk.
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.