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.
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: (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.