Cyathea rebeccae (F.Muell.) Domin

Black Tree Fern

Trunk to 6 m tall, thin, covered with persistent frond bases. Fronds 2-3 m long, divided twice, with lower stalk scales thick, brown, glossy and generally fringed; fertile segments are narrower than the vegetative ones. Sori round, raised, distributed densely in 2 rows between midrib and margin. Indusia absent.

N E Qld.

Fronds divided only twice, the ultimate segments with toothed margins and long-pointed tips; 'wig' absent; cf. C. baileyana.

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.

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