Blechnum discolor commonly called crown fern (Māori: kiokio), 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.
|Blechnum discolor near the Buller River, New Zealand|
Lomaria discolor(G.Forst.) Willd.
Spores are produced on specialised fronds. These are more erect, with a dark and shrivelled look.
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Crown Fern: Blechnum discolor, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg
- Primitive Plants. 2009. True Ferns