Dicksonia fibrosa Colensoi


Stem erect, not spreading, to about 6 m tall, thick. Fronds to 3 m long, erect, leathery, divided 2-3 times. Stalks smooth, pale brown, pale brown hairs at the base.

Can grow in cool areas.


Thick trunk with skirt of old dead fronds; fronds narrow and with short stalks.

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.