Dicksonia antarctica

Common name: 

Soft Tree-fern

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA

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

Rainforests and wet forest gullies1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Tree fern to 15 m

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Most easily confused with Cyathea australis (Rough Tree-fern), distinguished from this species by smoothness of frond stalks and furriness of upper trunk1

Images:
Image of Dicksonia antarctica
Image of Dicksonia antarctica
Image of Dicksonia antarctica Image: David Meagher
Image of Dicksonia antarctica Image: David Meagher
Image of Dicksonia antarctica Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.