Blechnum discolor

Blechnum discolor photographed at Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Blechnum discolor (syn crown fern, piu piu) is an attractive fern, with an erect habit. The fronds are up to 5 ft (1.5 m) long and 2–6 in (5–15 cm) wide.

Blechnum discolor forms large colonies in well-drained areas, typically coastal and mountain forests. It is found in North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands, New Zealand, and is closely related to Blechnum nudum of Australia and South Africa.

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