Dicksonia antarctica Labill.

Soft Tree Fern

Stem forming a thick brown trunk to 15 m tall but generally much less, covered with persistent leaf bases and the crown with brown hair, the base of matted roots. Frond stalk warty or smooth, and midrib with sparse, long, brown shaggy hairs. Blade divided 3 times, leathery. Sori 1 per lobe. Indusia of 2 more or less equal lips.

Can grow in cool areas.

SA, SE Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas.

Hairs at base of stalks ginger to brown; ultimate segments cut about half way to midrib; sorus about 1 mm wide.

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      Dicksoniaceae
genus       Dicksonia L'Hér.