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Published In: A History of British Ferns 6. 1840. (1--5 Feb 1840) (Hist. Brit. Ferns) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Notes: According to Mabberley (2008), Aspleniaceae s.lato includes about 7-10 genera and over 720 species, mostly Neo- and Paleotropical but some also in temperate regions. Here this family is treated in a stricter sense.


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Terrestrial or epiphytic ferns with erect, creeping or climbing dictyostelic rhizomes, covered with scales. Leaves of diverse habit, simple to compound, heteromorphic to uniform; petioles with 1-2 vascular bundles, often scaly. Sori usually oblong to linear, borne either on one or on both sides of the vein, mostly with membranous, simple or double indusium. Spores bilateral.


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