Gristle fern

Oceaniopteris cartilaginea

''Oceaniopteris cartilaginea'', synonym ''Blechnum cartilagineum'', is known as the gristle fern or soft water fern. It is a resilient and abundant fern growing in eastern Australia, seen in rainforest and eucalyptus forest. The new growth is often pink or reddish in colour. It is very tolerant of dry conditions once established in a shady area.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPolypodiophyta
ClassPolypodiopsida
OrderPolypodiales
FamilyBlechnaceae
GenusOceaniopteris
SpeciesO. cartilaginea
Photographed in
Australia