Blechnum patersonii subsp. queenslandicum

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Blechnum patersonii subsp. queenslandicum


Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present, Australasia, Flores present present, Milne Bay present, Papua New Guinea present, Timor present, northern Queensland present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Timor), Papua New Guinea (Milne Bay). Outside Malesia: Australia (eastern Qld and north-eastern NSW), with the most distinct and robust forms being found in northern Queensland. We did not see 5 collections from Flores in L.


1. Andrews () referred to all N. Queensland specimens under B. patersonii prior to our recognition of two subspecies.
2. Blechnum patersonii subsp. queenslandicum has been confused with B. colensoi of New Zealand and with the taxon we recognise here as B. melanocaulon subsp. pallens. All three when fresh are fleshy and brittle but B. patersonii subsp. queenslandicum has wings at the base of the lamina rather than auricles.


T.C.Chambers & P.A.Farrant 2001 – In: Blumea: 328