Pleurosorus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome short, covered by narrow, dark, latticed scales. Fronds tufted. Stipe covered in glandular and/or simple hairs. Lamina once pinnate, pinnae narrowly lobed, herbaceous, covered in glandular and/or simple hairs; veins free and forked. Sori superficial, oblong to linear, indusium absent.

5 species from South America, Europe, Africa and the Australian region; 2 species in Australia.

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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