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Genus Angiopteris Family Marattiaceae

Description: Rhizome erect, forming a very short trunk.

Fronds usually very long and arching; base of stipe fleshy and swollen; lamina 2-pinnate; pinnae long, attached to the rachis by swollen bases; pinnules attached by short swollen stalks, veins free.

Sori submarginal, made up of groups of sporangia; sporangia relatively large, splitting down the centre.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 100 species, Madagascar, Japan, Asia to Pacific. Australia: 1 species (native).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Angiopteris evecta

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