Photo: P. Ballings
Description of the genus
Rhizome long, creeping, laterally branched with brown, alternate, peltate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated onto phyllopods (a short scaly base). Fronds simple, entire, uniform, widely spaced; veins free, parallel. Sori superficial on the veins, in a row on each side of the midrib near the costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.
Derivation of name: Oleandra: the leaves vagely look like the leaves of oleander (Nerium oleander).
Worldwide: c. 40 species, pantropical distribution
We have 3 taxa in the database for Oleandra.