Histiopteris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome creeping, coarse, covered in scales. Lamina membranous, pinnate, with ultimate segments more than 8 mm broad, generally pale to blue-green. Rachises slightly flattened at junctions, grooved; veins in pinnules forking several times, mostly free but some forming areoles which lack included veinlets. Sori linear, marginal; sporangia protected by recurved lamina margin only (inner indusium absent); sporangia borne on continuous submarginal vein; spores bilaterally symmetrical.

About 8 species from tropics and temperate countries; 1 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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
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genus Histiopteris
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