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Family Polypodiaceae

Description: Epiphytic or growing in rock crevices; rhizomes erect or creeping, covered with brown scales; stipes usually crowded, in two rows, mostly not articulated to the rhizome, sometimes bearing stiff, spreading hairs.

Fronds simple to 2-pinnate, usually leathery, glabrous or hairy, vernation circinate; veins mostly free.

Sori without indusium, superficial, sometimes immersed in the lamina, circular to elliptic, sometimes confluent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 15 genera, c. 450 species, pantropical and southern Hemisphere. Australia: 4 genera, 18 species; Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

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Sometimes spelt as Grammitidaceae.

Text by Peter G. Wilson (1990)
Taxon concept: Fl. New South Wales (1990)

One genus in NSW: Grammitis

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