Phlebodium (R.Br.) J.Sm.


Description of the genus

Fronds pinnatifid, monomorphic, articulated. Sori circular to oblong, borne on either side of the costa and winged rachis.


Derivation of name:  phloebium: veined, the frond venation is pronounced.

Worldwide: ± 4 species, neotropical distribution



We have 1 taxa in the database for Phlebodium.

  • Phlebodium aureum L.


  • Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta.Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13: 1-222.