Dicksonia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Trunk with persistent stipe bases covered in coarse hairs; thickened toward base due to adventitious root mantle. Fronds 2–3-pinnate, veins free. Stipe with tuft of coloured hairs at base. Sori globular, in marginal, 2-lipped structure; spores tetrahedral or globose-tetrahedral.

About 50 species world-wide, in tropical and southern temperate zones; 3 in Australia, 1 in Victoria.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Cyatheales
family Dicksoniaceae
Higher taxa
genus Dicksonia
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