Blechnum novae-zelandiae

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Blechnum novae-zelandiae
Blechnum novae-zelandiae 11.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Athyriales
Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Blechnum
Species: B. novae-zelandiae
Binomial name
Blechnum novae-zelandiae
T.C.Chambers & P.A.Farrant

Blechnum novae-zelandiae, commonly known as palm-leaf fern or kiokio, is a species of fern found in New Zealand. It can often be found growing in clay soil on embankments and roadsides.

B. novae-zelandiae has long fronds that grow up to 2 metres long by 50 cm wide. They are pink when new and as they age they turn green and darken.[1]


  1. ^ "Kiokio Fern (Blechnum novae-zelandiae)". Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 2012-05-15.