Histiopteris (J. Agardh) J. Sm.
Photo: JE. Burrows
Description of the genus
Rhizome widely creeping. Fronds well-spaced, 2-3-pinnatifid, glabrous and glaucous; veins anastomosing freely; pair of reduced pinnae at rhachis-secondary rhachis junction. Sori borne in a continuous line at the margin; indusium consisting of the reflexed margin of the lamina.
Derivation of name: histion: web, cloth; pteris: fern; referring to the stipule-like pinnules at the base of the pinnae or to the netted vein pattern.
Worldwide: 1 species occuring in the tropical and south-temperate areas of the world.
We have 1 taxa in the database for Histiopteris.