Loxogramme (Blume) C. Presl
Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Rhizome widely creeping, slender, roots hairy; rhizome scales greyish, narrowly lanceolate-acuminate and hair-pointed. Fronds spaced apart, simple, thickly coracious, lanceolate, apex pointed. Stipe up to 3 cm long or pseudo-stipe in form of a narrow, winged extension of the lamina. Lamina entire, glabrous, with sunken midrib and obscure veins. Sori elongate, linear, set at an angle of c. 15% to the midrib, without paraphyses.
Derivation of name: loxos: oblique, gramma: line; referring to the line of obliquely set sori on each side of the midrib.
Worldwide: c. 25 species, tropical and warm temperate distribution with the largest concentration of species in Asia
We have 3 taxa in the database for Loxogramme.