Nothoperanema (Tagawa) Ching


Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial or lithophytic. Rhizome suberect to erect with broadly attached scales. Fronds monomorphic, 3-pinnate, with basiscopically developed pinnae, veins free. Lamina hairs/scales multistratose (with multiple layers) at the base. Sori round, indusia kidney shaped.


Derivation of name:  notho: false, peranema: referring to the fern genus Peranema; thus a false Peranema

Comment: Nothorperanema was previously included in Dryopteris.

Worldwide: c. 5 species, subtropical distribution.



We have 1 taxa in the database for Nothoperanema.

  • Nothoperanema squamiseta (Hook.) Ching


  • Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta.Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13: 1-222.