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Crown fern
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Growing near the Buller River, New Zealand
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Acrostichum rufum Spreng.
  • Gymnopteris discolor (G.Forst.) Bernh.
  • Hemionitis discolor (G.Forst.) Schkuhr
  • Blechnum discolor (G.Forst.) Keyserl.
  • Lomaria falcata Spreng.
  • Onoclea discolor (G.Forst.) Sw.
  • Osmunda discolor G.Forst.
  • Spicanta discolor (G.Forst.) Kuntze
  • Stegania discolor (G.Forst.) A.Rich.
  • Struthiopteris discolor (G.Forst.) Ching

Lomaria discolor, synonym Blechnum discolor, commonly called crown fern (Māori: piupiu), is a species of fern in the family Blechnaceae. This species is endemic to New Zealand. As noted by C. Michael Hogan, this species is found in a number of forest communities in diverse locations within New Zealand, and is sometimes a dominant understory component.

Spores are produced on specialised fronds. These are more erect, with a dark and shrivelled look.

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