Trichomanes L.


Description of the genus

Rhizome filiform, widely creeping or erect, densely clothed with black or brown hairs, or shorter and thicker (1–3 mm. thick). Fronds simple, or up to 4-pinnatifid, glabrous or subglabrous or with marginal hairs; veins free or connected to a sub-marginal vein; false veins sometimes present. Sori marginal, turbinate to obconic, with 2 rounded apical lobes; filamentous receptacle often exserted beyond the sorus.


Worldwide: Almost worldwide; mostly tropical and a few temperate areas.



We have 1 taxa in the database for Trichomanes.

  • Trichomanes crispiforme Alston