Cyathea dealbata (G.Forst.) Sw.

Silver Tree Fern

Trunk to about 20 cm wide and 10 m tall, covered with waxy blue leaf bases and shiny brown scales. Fronds to about 4 m long and divided 3 times, silvery white below. Sori large. Indusia cup shaped.

Will tolerate cool conditions.


Frond blades silvery white below.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Cyatheaceae. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Cyatheales
family      Cyatheaceae
genus       Cyathea Sm.