Doodia R.Br.


Description of the genus

Rhizome short, suberect with short stoloniferous branches. Fronds dimorphic the fertile overtop the sterile fronds, deeply pinnatifid-pinnate, veins anastomosin. Sori linear, along an interrupted vascular commisure, indusiate.


Derivation of name:  Named after S. Doody (1656-1706), a London apothecary and botanist.

Comment: 1 taxa naturalized in South Africa.

Worldwide: c. 12 species centred in New Zealand, australia and the Pacific islands.



We have 1 taxa in the database for Doodia.

  • Doodia caudata (Cav.) R.Br.