Trunk to 20 cm wide and 15 m tall, swollen at the base with adventitious roots, frond bases shed to leave hexagonal scars. Fronds to 6 m long, divided 3 times, the stalk and midrib brown with a waxy bloom and many warty lumps. Sori large, round. Indusium round.
Will tolerate cool conditions.
Trunk bare of frond bases and covered with clean-cut scars; frond stalks more or less black.
Source: (1995). Cyatheaceae. 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.