Thelypteridaceae

Metathelypteris (H. Itô) Ching

 

Description of the genus

Rhizome short, erect. Fronds 2 pinnatifid, basal pinnae not or little reduced, veins free. Sori circular, indusiate

 

Derivation of name:  meta: close to, this genus resembles the genus Thelypteris

Worldwide: c. 12 species, paleotropical distribution

 

 

We have 2 taxa in the database for Metathelypteris.

  • Metathelypteris fragilis (Baker) holttum ssp. guineensis Benl
  • Metathelypteris vandervekenii Pic.Serm.
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