Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual. Rhizome very short, erect, covered with scales or hairs, roots abundant. Fronds tufted, delicate, glabrous (rarely slightly pubescent), ephemeral. Lamina deeply lobed to 4-pinnate, membranous, veins forked and free. Sporangia clustered in bands along veins, without indusium or any other protection; spores tetrahedral. Gametophyte annual or perennial.

7 species through tropical and temperate regions world-wide; 1 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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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Pteridaceae
Higher taxa
genus Anogramma
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