Everyone should know this common and large terrestrial fern of rainforest. The ornamental value of this fern doesn’t seem to have been exploited much. The fronds have a distinctive look and although there are other species of Tectaria in FNQ, this species can easily be distinguished by having much of the rachis winged. In other species the pinnae are not linked by any lamina on the rachis.
This species was previously known as T. muelleri.