Dicksonia lanata Colensoi


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: 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Cyatheales
family      Dicksoniaceae
genus       Dicksonia L'Hér.