Calochlaena

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizome long-creeping, coarse. Fronds relatively closely arranged along rhizome, large. Stipe long, shallowly grooved, more or less hairy. Lamina finely divided; rachises with wide shallow groove. Sori small, globular, terminal on veins, in marginal, 2-lipped structure; spores tetrahedral.

5 species, found in the Philippines, Java, Samoa and Australia; 2 in Australia, 1 in Victoria. Calochlaena is sometimes included in the Dennstaedtiaceae (e.g. Duncan & Isaac 1986; as Culcita).

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 Cyatheales
family Dicksoniaceae
Higher taxa
genus Calochlaena
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