Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Rhizome short, erect, densely scaly. Fronds tufted. Lamina once pinnate; terminated by pinna or pinnately lobed at apex, margin entire or toothed; veins usually netted, areoles containing free veinlets. Sori borne on veinlets included inside areoles; indusium round, attached by central stalk; spores bilateral.

About 12 species, one widely naturalised around the world.

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
Higher taxa
genus Cyrtomium
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