Punui or Gully Tree Fern

Family: Cyatheaceae     Genus:  Cyathea cunninghamii

Cyathea Cunninghamii forms a tall slender trunk fairly quickly and can grow up to 20m in height. It is best suited to dappled shade and plenty of moisture and does not tolerate dry conditions or frosts well.
Like Cyathea Smithii, its fronds are very soft and delicate looking especially when new, but are prone to wind damage. Its old fronds can hang "untidily" on the plant.


 

  Wairere Boulders (Nature Park), 
Horeke, Hokainga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand, NZ)