Ctenitis (C.Chr.) C. Chr.
Description of the genus
Plants terrestrial. Rhizome creeping, suberect to erect; rhizome scales linear to lanceolate. Fronds spaced or tufted, herbaceous, monomorphic. Stipes not articulated, scaly at the base. Lamina oblong-lanceolate to triangular-pentagonal in outline, 2-4 pinnatifid, hairs on both surfaces, but especially along castae and costules.; veins free, simple or forked. Sori round, on the veins; indusia small, kidney-shaped, spores monolete
Derivation of name: ktena: comb; alluding to the comb-like appearance of some of the bipinnate species of the genus.
Comment: Megalastrum is sometimes included in Ctenitis, we consider them to be 2 separated genera.
Worldwide: about 150 species, tropics and south temperate areas.
We have 1 taxa in the database for Ctenitis.