Rumohra Raddi


Description of the genus

Terrestrial, lithophytic or sometimes epiphytic plants. Rhizome long creeping; rhizome scales entire to subentire, brown. Lamina deltoid to braodly ovate, 2- to 4-pinnatifid, coriaceous, glabrous. Pinnae costae without raised edges on the upper surface; ultimate segments rhomboid and auricled, basal lower pinnae oblique; veins free. Sori round, dorsal or subterminal on veins; indusia peltate or orbicular-reniform, long-stalked, spores monolete.


Derivation of name:  rumohra: named after Karl von Rumohr Holstein, German botanist of the 19th century.

Worldwide: c. 5 species, circum-austral distribution.



We have 1 taxa in the database for Rumohra.

  • Rumohra adiantiformis (G. Forst.) Ching


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