Blechnum patersonii subsp. patersonii

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome semi-erect, short. Fronds crowded, erect or spreading, 20–50 cm tall, relatively harsh, variable in shape and size; sterile and fertile fronds dissimilar; young fronds frequently reddish. Stipe short, pale to brown, scaly near base. Sterile frond lamina tapered towards base, simple, dark green, narrowly oblanceolate to oblong, or irregularly and pinnately divided with fewer than 10 pairs of segments or lobes, each broadest above midway, constricted near rachis. Fertile fronds simple and narrow, 2–4 mm wide, or pinnate with a few long, similarly narrow pinnae. Sori covering underside of fertile pinnae on each side of midrib.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Occurs on heavily shaded banks near streams or gully slopes of cool- and warm-temperate rainforest on and south of the Great Dividing Range, occasionally among boulders and near waterfalls.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-04
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-10
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Blechnum patersonii subsp. patersonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Blechnum patersonii subsp. patersonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory