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Stumpy tree fern

(Dicksonia lanata)

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Description

Dicksonia lanata is a fern endemic to New Zealand. Colloquial names include stumpy tree fern, tūākura and tūōkura. Dicksonia lanata can be easily distinguished from the other Dicksonia species indigenous to New Zealand by its long, green or light brown stipes (the frond stalks). Dicksonia squarrosa has dark brown stipes; D. fibrosa has very short stipes.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Cyatheales
Family:Dicksoniaceae
Genus:Dicksonia
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