Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Sticherus flabbelatus

Umbrella Fern

Gleicheniaceae

Form and Size: An erect fern to 1m high

Distribution: Occurs from Cape York to Victoria

Fronds: Erect and umbrella like, with pinnules at an angle of 45° to the axis.  Margins toothed, never lobed

Notes:  An attractive fern, often seen in large colonies along creeks and moist gullies,
here photographed at Birthday Creek Falls

Reportedly difficult to propagate