Pteris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome erect or shortly creeping, thick, scaly. Fronds clustered, variously pinnate, glabrous or rarely hairy. Stipe and rachis narrowly and deeply grooved on upper surface. Sori continuous along lamina margin or sometimes broken; protected by recurved margin opening inwards; spores tetrahedral.

About 280 species world-wide; 14 in Australia, 5 in Victoria.

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.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Pteridaceae
Higher taxa
genus Pteris
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