Pteris tremula

Common Name:

Tender Brake



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPRSTUVWZ) also NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in sheltered gullies, in rock clefts, at the base of cliffs and on stream banks 1

Flower Description:



Erect or shortly creeping ground fern, fronds 30-75 cm long 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Fronds are pale green, tripinnate at the base and bipinnate towards the apex. Sori are on the underside beneath a rolled over margin 1


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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria