Dryopteris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Rhizome erect, often arborescent, densely scaly. Fronds tufted or spaced. Stipe and rachis scaly, rachis grooved. Lamina 1–6-pinnate, variable in shape, margin toothed or lobed; veins free. Sori rounded, borne on veins or at a vein tip; indusium rounded, attached by central stalk; spores bilateral.

About 400 species world-wide; 3 in Australia, 1 naturalised in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-06-23
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
Higher taxa
genus Dryopteris
Subordinate taxa