Pyrrosia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome scales with rounded base attached near centre, dull, papery, persistent. Stipe articulated, with tuft of scales at base, clothed (at least when young) with stellate hairs. Lamina small, simple, fleshy, coated with stellate hairs, margins entire; veins obscure, forming network with free vein endings in areoles.

About 100 species in Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand; 5 in Australia, mostly in north Queensland, 1 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 Polypodiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Pyrrosia
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