Aleuritopteris Fée

Photo: BT. Wursten


Description of the genus

Rhizome short and erect or long and creeping. Fronds monomorphic, pinnately compound, pinnae basiscopically developed, with pinnae or ultimate segments never articulated and with a coloured (whitish, pale- or orange-yellow) powdery indumentum on the underside. Sori borne on vein endings near the margins, usually covered by a continuous indusium formed from the reflexed margin.


Worldwide: c.15 species, predominantly in northern temperate regions, with a few in tropical and S Africa



We have 2 taxa in the database for Aleuritopteris.

  • Aleuritopteris farinosa (Forssk) Fée
  • Aleuritopteris welwitschii (Baker) Ching


  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta.Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13: 1-222.