Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome scales coarse and narrow, with fine tips, some hair-like. Fronds uniform or dimorphic, not articulated; stipe and rachises grooved on upper surface. Lamina glabrous, fan- or wedge-shaped, regular or oblique. Pinnae decurrent on raised edge of rachis; veins forking several times, midribs absent. Sori protected by narrow, outward-opening flap (margin of leaf often so delicate that sori appear to be protected by a double indusium); spores tetrahedral.

About 200 species; 14 occurring 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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Lindsaeaceae
Higher taxa
genus Lindsaea
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