Antrophyum Kaulf. - Lineleaf ferns
Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Rhizome short creeping usually embedded in a mass of hairy roots, rhizome scales lanceolate. Fronds closely spaced, with or without a stalk. Lamina simple, linear to round, without a differentiated midrib; veins repeatedly forked and anastomosing to form large elongate areoles without included veinlets. Sori superficial or in grooves, elongate along the veins, often forming a reticulate pattern, without an indusium but with paraphyses.
Comment: Athrophyum was included in the Vittariaceae, now part of the Adiantaceae
Key to the species of Antrophyum: PDF
We have 4 taxa in the database for Antrophyum.