Adiantaceae

Antrophyum Kaulf. - Lineleaf ferns

Photo: P. Ballings
Zimbabwe

 

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

Worldwide: Pantropical

 

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