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Polystichum richardii
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Polystichum richardii
Growing in forest at Lake Matheson, Westland.

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On 04/03/2010, Leon Perrie said:
This is probably young Dicksonia squarrosa. Young of some of our tree ferns do superficially resemble Polystichum. Polystichum will have rounded reproductive structures, while the tree ferns do not become fertile until they are much bigger plants. (Also, the Polystichum richardii aggregate is largely absent from Westland.)