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.