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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1094. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/21/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/16/2015)
Area distribution:

About 150 species, mostly in tropical, some in temperate regions, predominantly in S. America.



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Perennials with scaly rhizome. Leaves all alike, usually pinnate, segments mostly delicate, more or less cuneate or fan-shaped; veins simple or forked, free; petiole filiform, mostly glossy black. Sori at the ends of the veins, covered by the reflexed, scale-like and membranous margin of lobes (pseudo-indusium).


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