Pseudocyclosorus Ching

Photo: P. Ballings


Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome erect or shortly creeping. Frond 2-pinnatifid, abruptly decrescent with a series of much reduced vestigal pinnae along the stipe. Veins free, veins of pinnae lobes not meeting below the sinus. Sori round, indusiate, indusium reniform.


Derivation of name:  pseudo: false, a false Cyclosorus.

Worldwide: c. 12 species, paleotropical and subtropical distribution.



We have 2 taxa in the database for Pseudocyclosorus.

  • Pseudocyclosorus camerounensis Holttum
  • Pseudocyclosorus pulcher (Willd.) Holttum


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