Blechnum fluviatile

Common name: 

Ray Water-fern

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (KNRSTVWZ) also NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Beside streams of shaded road embankments1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Fern to 75 cm tall, forming a rosette1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Fertile and sterile fronds appear different, fertile fronds are erect. Pinnae near the tip of the frond are sessile and pinnae towards the base are shortly stalked1

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Image of Blechnum fluviatile
Image of Blechnum fluviatile Image: Ruby Wilson
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria