Description of the genus
Plants terrestrial, or rarely lithophytic. Stems long-creeping to erect, slender to stout, not climbing; scales brown. Leaves monomorphic (dimorphic in 1 species), clustered or well separated. Lamina pinnate-pinnatifid. Rhachises and costae scaly. Veins anastomosing, forming a regular series of areoles along costae and costules. Sori discrete, in chainlike rows along costae or costules, extending only the length of individual areolar veins.
Comment: Naturalised in Algeria
We have 1 taxa in the database for Woodwardia.