Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Plants terrestrial. Rhizome erect, massive, forming a short caudex; rhizome scales brown, subentire. Fronds tufted, firmly herbaceous, monomorphic. Stipe not articulated, scaly. Lamina oblong-ovate in outline, bipinnate. Pinnules dimidiate, trapeziform, articulated at the base, apex rounded, basal margin thickened; veins free. Sori elongate, terminal on the veins; indusia peltate with narrow elongated stalk.
Derivation of name: didymos: twin, double, chlaina: cover; referring to the seemingly double indusia.
Worldwide: 1 species, pantropical distribution.
We have 1 taxa in the database for Didymochlaena.