Fronds to 1.5 m long, pale green; stalk dark brown at base fading to shiny pale brown above. Blade divided 2-4 times, fertile segments much narrower than the sterile ones. Segments with veins free and forked. Sori along edge of segments but not extending to its tip or base.
Can grow in cool areas.
Can become weedy. The similar native P. comans G. Forst., Netted Brake, is similar but rarely cultivated; it is dark green with netted veins.
Australia, SW Pacific.
Frond divided up to 4 times; axis brown; veins free, not netted.
Source: (1995). Pteridaceae. 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.