Cyathea cooperi

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Cyathea cooperiFamily: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Cyathea
Common names: Scaly treefern, Coin-spot treefern, Straw treefern
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This fern is fast growing and can reach a height of 12 metres with a 15 cm trunk diameter. It is a very handsome plant and popular in cultivation. Several plants that are quite widely separated have appeared recently in the reserve. Although it is a native of this area, I assume the spores were blown here from a garden plant. (July 2011)