Rhizome short, erect or creeping, clad in latticed scales. Fronds tufted. Lamina simple, pinnate or further divided; primary rachises usually shallowly grooved, the centre of which may be raised in larger plants; pinnae bases thickened at edge, decurrent on margins of rachis groove; veins free or anastomosing near margin, midribs and veins usually raised on upper surface. Sori oblong to linear, along veinlets; indusium oblong to linear, membranous, or absent.
About 700 species widespread throughout the world; 36 occurring in Australia (12 endemic), 9 in Victoria.
Ohlsen, D.J. (2020). Asplenium, in: Kodela, P.G. (ed.), Flora of Australia, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Asplenium [Date accessed: 8 September 2020].