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Genus Anogramma Family Pteridaceae

Description: Rhizome erect, small to minute, covered with hairs or scales, bearing many roots; attached to a perennial prothallus.

Fronds uniform, ephemeral; lamina membranous, deeply lobed to 4-pinnate, basal segments broader than the apical, glabrous or rarely slightly pubescent; veins free.

Sori ± elongate along the veins, often becoming confluent, indusium absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 7 species, tropical & temperate regions. Australia: 1 species (native).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Anogramma leptophylla

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