Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Rhizome shortly creeping; scales peltate, clathrate. Fronds tufted, simple. Stipe short, articulated. Lamina linear to narrowly elliptic in outline, entire, glabrous; venation reticulate with free included veinlets. Sporangia acrostichoid borne on a linear segment at the apex of the frond.
Derivation of name: bellus: pretty, videre: to look at; obscure derivation
Worldwide: c. 10 species in the tropics and warm temperate areas of the Old World.
We have 1 taxa in the database for Belvisia.