Anogramma Link


Description of the genus

Rhizome very small with small brown scales. Stipe dark brown, glabrous. Fronds tufted, 2-or3-pinnatifid, without powder on undersurface, glabrous, membranous, veins free. Sori borne along the veins, exindusiate.


Derivation of name:  ano:without, gramma: line; the sori are clustered along the veins

Worldwide: c. 5 species, pantropical and temperate distribution



We have 1 taxa in the database for Anogramma.

  • Anogramma leptophylla (L.) Link


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  • 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.