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Common name: Crown fern, piupiu Botanical name: Blechnum discolor
Family: Blechnaceae Size: Fronds 20-100 x 5-16cm

 

Where found:

  • Common in coastal to lower montane forests, in drier areas, light to medium shade
  • Often forms extensive colonies on ridge tops
Description:
  • A fern with fronds which spread out in the form of a crown
  • Smooth, leathery and bright green above, paler below
  • Separate fertile fronds
  • Unpalatable to goats, possums, deer

 

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