Dennstaedtia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome long, creeping. Fronds distant, large. Stipe long, grooved. Lamina much divided; rachises and midveins grooved and hairy. Sori very small, globular, terminal on veins, marginal, in 2-valved, cup-like structure formed by inner membranous indusium and recurved leaf margin; spores tetrahedral.

About 70 mostly tropical species, only 1 occurring 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
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genus Dennstaedtia
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