Deparia Hook. & Grev.

Photo: P. Ballings


Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome erect or short-creeping. Fronds monomorphic, herbaceous. Lamina pinnately compound, with hairs mostly along the veins; veins free. Sori linear or circular; indusium linear or rounded, attached at the base or along its entire lenght.


Derivation of name:  depas: dish, saucer; an allusion to the minutely dish-like appearance of the sori in some species.

Worldwide: Old world tropical and temperate distribution, c. 40 species.



We have 2 taxa in the database for Deparia.

  • Deparia boryana (Willd.) M. Kato
  • Deparia japonica (Thunb.) M.Kato


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