Home Flora Palaestina
Home Page
Name Search
Family List
Generic List
Species List
Adiantaceae Newman Search in IPNISearch in NYBG Virtual HerbariumAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

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

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/21/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/21/2011)
Notes: Up to twenty genera, mostly tropical, in both hemispheres. Mabberley (2008) includes this family in the PTERIDACEAE. We followed the Flora Europaea which includes here additional 3 families: CRYPTOGRAMMACEAE, HEMIONITIDACEAE (GYMNOGRAMMACEAE) and SINOPTERIDACEAE.


Export To PDF Export To Word

Perennial terrestrial and xeromorphic ferns, diverse in habit. Rhizome solenostelic, erect or creeping, hairy or scaly. Leaves uniform, usually with shining petiole and rhachis; blade rarely entire, generally l-5-pinnate or pedate, the ultimate pinnules mostly trapeziform or cuneate-flabellate; veins very often free. Sori close to the leaf margin; sporangia borne along and sometimes also between the ends of the veins on the underside of a reflexed continuous or lobed margin (pseudo-indusium) which conceals the sori. Spores tetrahedral or globular.


© 2021 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110