Pteris macilenta A.Rich.

New Zealand Brake

Fronds to 80 cm long, broadly triangular in outline, thin, branch divisions often distinctly stalked; stalk brown. Segments with small pointed teeth. Sori well away from the tips of the segments.

Can grow in cool areas.


Secondary divisions often distinctly stalked; veins fusing at least along midribs.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pteridaceae. 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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Pteridaceae
genus       Pteris L.