Sticherus flabellatus (R.Br.) H.St.John

Rhizomatous, creeping fern with pinnate leaves, the fronds to 1m high.  [RHSD, FNSW].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1823.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Plants were sent to Loddiges’ nursery in 1846 with the note that it was only lately received at Camden Park.  [MP A2933-1, p.147].  Almost certainly grown in the gardens at this time.


Published Feb 11, 2009 - 02:11 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 05:34 PM

More details about Sticherus flabellatus (R.Br.) H.St.John
Family Gleicheniaceae
Region of origin

Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia

  • Gleichenia flabellatus R.Br.
  • Mertensia flabellata (R.Br.) Poir.
Common Name

Umbrella fern

Name in the Camden Park Record

Gleichenia flabellata 

Confidence level high