Todea barbara (L.) T.Moore

Rhizome short, erect, sometimes forming a trunk to 1.5 m or so tall with several crowns. Fronds to 2m long, lanceolate in outline. Segments saw-toothed, fertile parts on the lower part of the frond. Sporangia numerous, large, round, rust-coloured when mature and gathered towards the base of the frond and its branches.

Can grow in cool areas.

SA, Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas., NZ, S Africa.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Osmundaceae. 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     Osmundales
family      Osmundaceae
genus       Todea Willd.