Fishbone Water Fern, Fishbone Water-fern, Water Fishbone Fern.
Presence in Australia
Predominantly east of the Hume Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Often creekbanks in open forest, or low-lying poorly-drained areas on slopes.
Tufted ground fern with rhizome and erect fronds 25-60cm long. Sometimes forms black fibrous trunk to 1m high. Often forms colonies.
Prefers moist soil and semi-shade.
Hardy and easily grown.
From offsets of rootstock or from spore.
Useful for stabilising streambanks where naturally occurring.
Probably provides refuge for frogs and native insects.
Excellent and popular container or fernery plant.