Sticherus urceolatus

Common Name:

Silky Fan-fern

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Widespread in Tasmania and Victoria, also occurs along the Central Coast of NSW [9]
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Wet forests in permanently moist clay soils besides streams, rivers and waterfalls. Seepage lines on rock-faces 1

Flower Description:



Thicket-forming terrestrial fern 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from other species of Sticherus by having ultimate branch segments that arise obliquely to the axis, and segment undersurfaces with sparse pale-brown hairs 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Garrett, M., Kantvilas, G. and Laws, H. (1998). “Sticherus urceolatus (Gleicheniaceae), a new fern species in Victoria and Tasmania”.????Muelleria????11, pages 101--113.