Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Rhizomes long creeping, covered with light brown hairs, roots few and fine. Fronds 2- or 3-pinnate, venation anadromous. Sori tubular; involucres not bivalvate, usually dilate, receptacle long-exserted.
Derivation of name: polys: many, phlebios: veined; some species have fronds with a prominent venation.
Comment: Polyphlebium was included in the genus Trichomanes
Worldwide: c. 15 species, south temperate distribution
We have 1 taxa in the database for Polyphlebium.