Blechnum patersonii (R.Br.) Mett.patersonii

Sterile fronds simple, ± linear-elliptic or 1-pinnatifid into 2–18 lateral segments which are 0.7–2.7 cm broad and constricted at the base; the terminal segment much elongated. Main rhachis very broadly winged by the decurrent bases of the frond-segments; the wing 0.3–1.5 cm broad on each side. Fertile fronds simple or pinnatifid. Rhizome erect, covered with the broken bases of the stipes. Plants up to 65 cm high. Widespread. RF gullies, often near waterfalls and on the banks of creeks