Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Plants terrestrial. Rhizome wide-creeping, branched. Fronds monomorphic, closely to widely spaced, pinnate to 2-pinnate. Lamina with thin scales on the undersurface of costae, no reduced basal pinnae. Pinnae lobes with a few pairs of veins meeting below the sinus between the lobes. Sori circular; indusium very small, reniform.
Derivation of name: kuklos: circle; referring to the shape of the sori.
Worldwide: c. 3 species, pantropical distribution.
We have 5 taxa in the database for Cyclosorus.