Dicksonia youngiae C.Moore ex Baker

Bristly Tree Fern

Stem forming a trunk to 4 m tall, clothed with persistent frond bases, the crown covered with red-brown hair. Fronds divided 3 times, narrowly ovate in outline, usually 3-4 m long, leathery. Stalks warty or smooth, hairy at the base. Sori 1 per lobe, 1.5-2 mm wide. Indusia of 2 equal halves.

Needs shelter and warmth.

E Qld, NE NSW.

Ultimate segments cut almost to the midrib.

Jones (1984).


Dicksonia herbertii W. Hill, from Queensland, differs from this species in having pale green fronds with a dull upper surface, stiff frond stalk hairs and basal frond branches orientated inwards.

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