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Slender tree fern

Cyathea cunninghamii

Description:

Gully tree fern also known as Slender tree fern (Cyathea cunninghamii). In Tasmania it is only found in small populations in gullies widely spaced around the east, north and west coasts. It is very distinctive - tall and slender. To 20 meters (66 feet) high. One of Tasmania's three tree fern species, and the rarest.

Habitat:

River bank of the Pieman in the Tarkine temperate rainforest.

Notes:

It's possibly the rarest of all the tree ferns. It sometimes hybridises with the more common C. australis to produce the plants called Cyathea Xmarcescens.

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lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Slender tree fern

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.63, Long: 144.99

Spotted on Jun 14, 2010
Submitted on Oct 13, 2010

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