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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1082. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/30/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 7/19/2018)
Notes: About 150 species, mainly in the northern hemisphere and in Trop. America; Asia and Polynesia.


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Mostly epiphytic, rarely terrestrial perennials, with a fleshy, creeping, scaly rhizome. Leaves all similar, pinnatifid or pinnatisect with segments confluent at base; veins forked or otherwise branched, usually anastomosing evenly into areoles (loops) with free endings inside loops. Sori terminal or almost so on veins, arranged in 1 (-3) rows on each side of the midrib, large, round or rarely oblong, yellow when ripe; indusium 0.


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