Evergreen tree-like ferns with stout trunks covered by brown fibres (2m x 3m) from mountain gullies and rainforests in ACT, Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas. Arching glossy green much divided palm-like fronds radiating from the apex. Useful as a feature or grouped, especially in a shaded and protected position. Prefers a moist position sheltered from wind. Sensitive to extreme frosts. Drought sensitive.