Alsophila smithii

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Alsophila smithii


Taxonavigation: Cyatheales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Cyatheales

Familia: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Alsophila smithii



Alsophila smithii (Hook.f.) R.M.Tryon, Contr. Gray Herb. 200: 37 (1970).


    • Cyathea novae-zelandiae Domin, Pteridophyta: 264 (1929).
    • Cyathea smithii Hook.f., Fl. Nov.-Zel. 2: 8 (1854).
      • Hemitelia smithii (Hook.f.) Hook. in W.J.Hooker & J.G.Baker, Syn. Fil.: 31 (1865).
    • Hemitelia microphylla Colenso, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 27: 399 (1895)
      • Hemitelia smithii var. microphylla (Colenso) Cheeseman, Man. N. Zeal. Fl.: 951 (1906).
    • Hemitelia stellulata Colenso, Trans. New Zealand Inst. 18: 222 (1886).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • Antipodean Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand North, New Zealand South.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Soft tree fern
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