Cibotium schiedei Schltdl.

Mexican Tree Fern

Stems forming a trunk to 4 m tall, the young growth and frond stalks covered with glossy yellow-brown hairs. Fronds to just over 1 m long, soft-textured, side branches distinctly stalked. Ultimate segments cut about two thirds of the way to the midrib or more, undersurface waxy blue. Sori protruding strongly over segment margins.

Needs shelter and warmth.


Soft, relatively short fronds; sori protruding strongly over segment margins.

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

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Cyatheales
family      Cibotiaceae
genus       Cibotium Kaulf.