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Gristle Fern

Blechnum cartilagineum


Blechnum cartilagineum is known as the Gristle Fern or Soft Water Fern. It is a resilient and abundant fern growing in eastern Australia. Seen in rainforest and eucalyptus forest areas. Younger fronds may be pink.


The Gristle Fern is very tolerant of dry conditions once established in a shady area, and at present the Cumberland State Forest is a moist and well shaded area. Here's some info:

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Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.74, Long: 151.04

Spotted on Jul 31, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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