Cochlidium Kaulf.

Photo: P. Ballings


Description of the genus

Plants epiphytic or lithophytic. Rhizome short-creeping with membranous bracts. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe short, without grooves or ridges. Lamina simple, pinnatifid or shallowly to deeply lobed or serrate; hydathodes absent or obscure; minute hairs present on both sides. Lamina differentiated into a serrate, sterile, bottom part and an entire, fertile top part. Sori confined to the lamina apex.


Worldwide: 16 species confined to the neotropics



We have 1 taxa in the database for Cochlidium.

  • Cochlidium serrulatum (Sw.) L.E. Bishop


  • Bishop, L.E. (1978) Revision of the Genus Cochlidium (Grammitidaceae).American Fern Journal , 68(3): 76-94.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta.Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13: 1-222.