Blechnum chambersii

Common Name:

Lance Water-fern



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Near creeks in shady, moist forests 1

Flower Description:



Fern to 55 cm tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Fertile and sterile fronds appear different- fertile fronds have fine pinnae and are flaccid. Sterile fronds have pinnae which are attached by broad bases 1


Image: Ruby Wilson

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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