Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small epiphytic ferns. Rhizome creeping, thread-like. Lamina irregularly pinnate or lobed, veins in ultimate segments branching several times. Sori marginal on pinnae; indusium tubular. Receptacle fine, projecting from indusium. Sporangia large.

About 15 species from temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere; 1 species in Australia.

Recently expanded to include some species previously included in Trichomanes L. (Ebihara et al. 2006)

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-24
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
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genus Polyphlebium
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