Lindsaea Dryand. ex Sm.
Photo: JE. Burrows
Description of the genus
Terrestrial or lithophytic ferns. Rhizome creeping; rhizome-scales brown, ovate-lanceolate, grading into hairs. Stipe not articulated. Fronds tufted or spaced, herbaceous, glabrous, pinnate; pinnae symmetrical or midrib forming the lower margin for some distance; veins free or less often, anastomosing. Sori marginal or submarginal, linear or oblong. Indusium opening outwards towards the margin.
Derivation of name: Lindsaea: named after John Lindsay, a Jamaican botanist
Worldwide: c. 150 species, palaeotropical.
Key to the species of Lindsaea: PDF
We have 3 taxa in the database for Lindsaea.