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Ferns and ClubmossesCyathea australis  

Rough tree fern at Coree, ACT

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Cyathea australis at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Cyathea australis at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Cyathea australis at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Cyathea australis at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Cyathea australis at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018

Identification history

Ferns and Clubmosses Cyathea australis 28 Oct 2018 dcnicholls
Ferns and Clubmosses Cyathea australis 28 Oct 2018 KenT

Significant sighting

  28 Oct 2018

New recorded location of Rough Tree Fern, which is rare in the ACT region

Author's notes

Growing on a steep southern slope a few metres above dry creek bank among blackberries in an area subject to a prescribed burn in the past 12 months

4 comments

dcnicholls wrote:
   28 Oct 2018
Hard to be absolutely sure, the main fronds are indicative, but the hard sharp bases of the fronds are a good guide. If so, it's good to see mature C. australis in the Blue Range again.
dcnicholls wrote:
   22 Nov 2018
Confirmed as C. australis.
dcnicholls wrote:
   22 Nov 2018
Also, keep an eye out for Bat's Wing Fern (Histiopteris incisa) in the darker parts of the creek leading uphill from the Hut, and Todea barbara (King Fern) where Blue Range Road has zig-zagged up and heads back north again, in the gullies just below the road.
KenT wrote:
   22 Nov 2018
Thanks David, access to some of these areas is more difficult these days. The gullies are full of blackberries, some of the tracks are gone and some of the area is closed for rehabilitation following a prescribed burn and forestry activities. However, I intend to keep looking in the general area as it has been 30 yrs since I've seen a King Fern.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 25 Oct 2018 8:50 AM Recorded on
  • KenT Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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