Diplazium dilatatum Blume

Broad Lady Fern

Rhizome erect, forming a short trunk; scales dark brown. Fronds to over 1 m long. Blade divided 2-3 times, more or less triangular in outline, ultimate segments divided about half way to midrib. Stalks smooth above, dark at the base. Sori generally paired to form a distinctive 'v' shape. Indusia with fringed margins.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld, NSW, New Guinea, Malesia, S Asia.

Side branch segments divided about half way to the midrib; veins free.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Athyriaceae. 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      Woodsiaceae
genus       Diplazium Sw. & Schrad.