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Blechnum cartilagineum

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Blechnum cartilagineumgristle fern

Group:Polypodiophyta (ferns), Polypodiopsida, Blechnales, Blechnaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Endemic
Status:
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.
  

Surveying

Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Blechnum cartilagineum
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  • ​​This tufted fern can be identified at any time of the year using fertile fronds.
  • Blechnum cartilagineum is a relatively hardy plant that favours sheltered sites along creek lines below 200 m above sea level, with moist but well-drained fertile soils. Sites are within dry sclerophyll forest or on the margins of wet sclerophyll forest.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. . Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​