Sphaeropteris cooperi (F. Muell.) R.M. Tryon
  • Contr. Gray Herb.

This taxon is accepted by Cyatheaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


Caudex erect, simple, to 5 m tall and 15 cm diam., lower part thickened and covered by adventitious roots Fronds to 20 per plant, arching, to 4 m long, stipe to 45 cm long, 4.5 mm diam., initially densely scaled, basal scaled to 5 cm long, pale brown, ma


Stream banks and seepage areas in forests and forest margins, 50-250 m.


native of Australia, Cape Peninsula to Tsitsikamma, also E Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, naturalized in various parts of the world.


  • 1 Contr. Gray Herb.
  • 2 Roux, JP. 2012. Pteridophytes. Core Cape Flora (Strelitzia 29). South African National Biodiversity Institute. Pretoria. 31 - 47.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).