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Shield Fern Elvina Bay.jpg
Sticherus flabellatus at Elvina Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Gleicheniales
Family: Gleicheniaceae
Genus: Sticherus
C.Presl 1836

Sticherus is a genus of about 80 types of fern.[1][2]

In Australia they are commonly referred to as shield ferns. In the United States they are commonly referred to as umbrella ferns.[3]

The fronds are branched at least once with each pair of branches spreading out, forming an umbrella like layer of foliage. Fronds are mostly hairless and often glaucous beneath the frond.

Species include:


  1. ^ "Sticherus". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Sticherus". Zipcodezoo. 
  3. ^ "Sticherus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 December 2015.