Pteridium esculentum (G.Forst.) Cockayne
Bracken

Reference
Rep.Bot.Surv.Tongariro Nat.Park 34 (1908)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb or (fern), 0.5-2 m high, fronds 3-4-pinnate basally; circular nectary at base of each pinna; sori linear, marginal. Laterite gravel, white sand, red loam, brown clay. Moist sandy soils, along creeks in eucalypt forest.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 October 1997
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Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Chapman Valley, Collie, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Harvey, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Melville, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narembeen, Plantagenet, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Wanneroo, Waroona, Williams.