Sticherus C. Presl.
Description of the genus
Fronds branching repeatedly into two as a result of the abortion of the terminal buds, without a pair of stipule-like pinnae at the primary branching of the fronds. Ultimate segments borne on all lamina axes; veins forked once. Branches of lamina with dormant apices of the highest order pinnatifid. Sori with solitary or sometimes 2 or 3 sporangia.
Derivation of name: stichos: a row of things; pinnules are placed in ordered rows.
Worldwide: c. 80 species, pantropical, poorly represented in Africa
We have 3 taxa in the database for Sticherus.