Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Terrestrial ferns. Rhizome creeping, ascending or erect (forming a trunk in Dicksonia), hairy, at least at apex, scales absent. Stipe with hairs at the base similar to those on rhizome. Fronds 2–4-pinnate; veins free. Sori marginal at ends of veins, protected by a 2-lipped indusium formed from the recurved lobe of the leaflet and an inner true indusium; receptacle small, bearing long-stalked sporangia and numerous fine hairs; annulus oblique. Gametophyte cordate.

4 genera; 2 in Australia, both 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 Cyatheales
Higher taxa
family Dicksoniaceae
Subordinate taxa
genus Calochlaena
genus Dicksonia