Cretan Brake

Tropics and temperate regions

General description

Variegated or green fern with pinnate fronds. Pinnae are 20-40 cm long, narrow, with the lower ones often forked. Arranged in 2-7 pairs. Yellow-brown stipes 25-75 cm long.

Disturbed sites, clay banks, waste ground, roadsides.

Wind, gravity, water and soil movement.

Found naturalising in Auckland city, mainly in disturbed and modified sites.

Site management

Recommended approaches

This species is included because it is one of the species to be researched in the 2007-2012 Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy.

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

RPMS status

Species to be researched (not a Pest Plant) - Whole Region
Cretan brake - Main species image