Stem either erect, to 2 m tall or prostrate and spreading, thin. Fronds few, to 2 m long, divided 3-4 times. Blade to 50 cm long, leathery. Stalks smooth, pale brown.
Can grow in cool areas.
Narrow trunk; frond stalks smooth; fronds pale green above.
D. sellowiana Hook. from Mexico and Central and South America is occasionally cultivated: it has a slender trunk and yellowish hairs on the frond stalk.
Source: (1995). Dicksoniaceae. 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.