Todea Willd. ex Bernh.

Photo: P. Ballings


Description of the genus

Rhizome erect to procumbent, massive and covered with persistent winged stipe-bases. Lamina deeply 2-pinnatifid; veins free. Fertile and sterile pinnules not differentiated. Sporangia borne on the under surface of the lower parts of the lower pinnae.


Worldwide: 2 species, Australia, New Zealand, southern Africa and New Guinea.



We have 1 taxa in the database for Todea.

  • Todea barbara (L.) T. Moore


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  • Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta.Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13: 1-222.
  • Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta.Flora Zambesiaca, 0: 1-254.