Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Whekī (2nd of 3)


Whekī (Dicksonia squarrosa) is a hardy tree fern of swampy land and regenerating forest. It forms groves of trunks which sprout from underground stems. The fronds are rough to the touch.

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Photograph by Les Molloy

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns and lycophytes in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007