Australian Native Plants

  Blechnum cartilagineum (Gristle Fern)


Blechnum cartilagineum photo
Blechnum cartilagineum - Gristle Fern

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Blechnum cartilagineum photo
Blechnum cartilagineum

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GRISTLE FERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Blechnum cartilagineum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Gristle Fern

Description
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.

Height
to 1m

Habitat
open forested areas, dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest

Propagation
Fronds containing ripe spores can be placed in a paper bag in a dry and draught-free place. Spores should be released within days. Signs of growth will appear about two to four week after sowing spore.



Classification
Class:Polypodiopsida
Order:Blechnales
Family:Blechnaceae
Genus:Blechnum
Species:cartilagineum
Common Name:Gristle Fern