Cyathea howeana

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Cyathea howeana
Cyathea tree fern Lord Howe Island with other ferns.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Cyathea
Species: C. howeana
Binomial name
Cyathea howeana

Cyathea howeana is a fern in the Cyatheaceae family. The specific epithet refers to Lord Howe Island, the locality to which it is endemic in Australia.[1]


The plant is a treefern with a trunk up to 3 m in height.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The fern is endemic to Australia’s subtropical Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. It is common on the slopes and summits of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cyathea howeana ". Flora of Australia Online: Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 49 (1994). Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS). Retrieved 2014-01-27.