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Family Lindsaeaceae

Description: Terrestrial [or sometimes epiphytic] ferns; rhizome creeping, covered with brown, entire, non-peltate, non-clathrate scales.

Fronds uniform to ± dimorphic, vernation circinate; stipe not articulated to the rhizome; lamina simple, pinnate or more compound, glabrous or covered with minute hairs; veins free or loosely reticulate.

Sori submarginal; indusium present, opening towards the margin of the segment.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 genera, c. 200 species, chiefly tropical, also in temperate regions. Australia: 1 genus, 15 species, all States.

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Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One genus in NSW: Lindsaea

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