Plants of the Castlemaine District

Lance Water-fern - native (Blechnum chambersii)



Family: Blechnaceae

Occurrence. Rare. Lance Water-fern has been recorded at McCay Reservoir.

The barren fronds have closely spaced, curved leaflets, with broad bases.

The leaf stalks are pale brown.

The fertile fronds have a drooping habit and have very narrow leaflets.

chambersii: After T.C. Chambers? a Victorian botanist b1930.

Image: Barren frond.