Sinopteridaceae - Cliff brakes and lip ferns
Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the family
Plants terrestrial or lithophytic. Rhizome mostly erect or suberect, rarely creeping. Fronds numerous, mostly monomorphic, simple to 5-pinnate. Sori marginal or linear along veins, exindusiate or covered by a modified marginal indusium; homosporous.
Comment: Sometimes included as a subfamily in the Pteridaceae
Worldwide: 20 genera, ± 400 species worldwide