Polypodiaceae

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Epiphytic or rock-dwelling, medium- to small-sized ferns. Rhizome long or short, creeping or errect, usually clothed in scales. Fronds well-spaced along rhizome or crowded, sometimes articulated at rhizome (with mechanism for periodic shedding of fronds). Lamina simple or pinnately lobed. Sori superficial or immersed in laminal cavities, round or oval, without indusium; spores bilateral or tetrahedral.

Between 25 to 56 genera worldwide; 18 in Australia, 3 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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2018-05-03
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
Higher taxa
family Polypodiaceae
Subordinate taxa
genus Microsorum
genus Pyrrosia