Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome creeping or erect, covered in scales. Stipe slender, scaly. Lamina membranous, many times pinnately lobed or pinnate, hairy and scaly; rachises slender, grooved; groove not continuous between rachis and pinna midribs. Sori elongate along one side of vein, elongate, single or a few paired sori at base of pinnae; indusium attached to vein on one side, ellipsoid to oblong, papery, not inflated, free edge toothed.

About 30 species, mainly from the Pacific region; only 1 species occurring 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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
order Polypodiales
family Athyriaceae
Higher taxa
genus Deparia
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