Australian Native Plants

Australian Native Plants - Fern





Asplenium australasicum
(Birds Nest Fern)
Asplenium australasicum
Height
 fronds grow 5cm to 150cm long
The Birds Nest Fern has large simple fronds that are light green, often crinkled, with a black midrib. They are epiphytes (sometimes terrestrial) often growing on the branches and trunks of trees. Spores develop in sori on the underside of the... Read more >
Blechnum cartilagineum
(Gristle Fern)
Blechnum cartilagineum
Height
 to 1m
Blechnum cartilagineum is an attractive fern with crowded pale green fronds. Fronds are broad and feathery and about 20cm broad. Young fronds may be pink. Read more >
Platycerium bifurcatum
(Elkhorn Fern)
Platycerium bifurcatum
Height
 90 cm
Spread
 80 cm
The Elkhorn is an epiphytic fern (a fern that grows on the branches of tree canopies or on fallen logs). The shield fronds are deeply lobed. The fertile fronds are strap shaped (to 3cm wide) and stand semi-erect, drooping downwards with age. The... Read more >
Platycerium grande
(Staghorn Fern)
Platycerium grande
Height
 fronds to 2m long
The Staghorn fern is an epiphytic (a fern that grows on the branches of tree canopies or on fallen logs). Staghorn ferns develop deeply lobed sterile leaves, and basket shaped nest leaves that catch falling debris. Then nest leaves are green and... Read more >