A division of the Camden Park catalogues that first appeared in the 1845 catalogue but was never used. It is retained as a distinct category because of the importance of ferns to William Macarthur?s commerce in plants with Europe.
Large, usually epiphytic fern with simple, stiff, erect, bright green fronds arranged in a circular form to resemble a large bird’s nest. [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].
Tall tree fern, the trunk mostly covered by the persisten bases of the stipes, the fronds, to 3m long, with conical spines on the base of the stipes. To 20m. [FNSW, Beadle].
Medium to tall treefern with narrow trunk patterned with ovate scars and fronds to 5m long. To 12m. [FNSW, Beadle].
Medium tree fern with narrow trunk covered with prickly, persisten stipe bases, and fronds to 3m. To 7m. [FNSW, Beadle].
Thick-trunked tree fern, trunk covered with brown hairs and up to 4.5m high, the fronds spreading and up to 3m long. [RHSD, FNSW].
Rhizomatous, creeping, clump-forming terrestrial fern with pinnate leaves with slightly recurved margins. [RHSD, FNSW, Beadle].
A creeping perennial fern ally, with bluish foliage turning brown if exposed to too much light. To 15cm. A more upright variety, arboreum, is also recorded, which see. [JD].
See Lycopodium caesium Hort. for a description. The form arborescens has a more upright habit.
Very variable tender, creeping fern with forked branches and bright, light green leaves. [RHSD, FNSW]. Figured in Flora Fluminensis [t.112/1790].
Clubmoss with erect stems, to 20cm, and crowded, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, leaves. Usually founding crevices or rock ledges, or as an epiphyte on tree ferns. [Jones & Clemesha, FNSW].
Large epiphytic fern with sterile ‘nest leaves’ forming a large mass at the top of the plant, the branched fertile fronds either erect or pendant. Plantlets grown from buds and enable the clump to encircle the tree trunk. [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].
Large epiphytic fern with sterile ‘nest leaves’ forming a large mass at the top of the plant, the branched fertile fronds pendant and often very long. Plantlets are not formed as in Platycerium bifurcatum. [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].
Rhizomatous, creeping fern with pinnate leaves, the fronds to 1m high. [RHSD, FNSW].