Macrothelypteris (H. Itô) Ching
Description of the genus
Rhizome erect to suberect. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe and rhachis shallowly grooved above. Lamina pinnately compound; venation simple, free. Indumentum of scales on rhizome and stipe base, hairs on axes and lamina surfaces. Sori circular, small, indusium very smallonfined to the lobes.
Derivation of name: macros:large, a large Thelypteris, referring to the large fronds of this genus
Worldwide: c. 9 species, paleotropical
We have 2 taxa in the database for Macrothelypteris.