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Genus Calochlaena Family Dicksoniaceae

Description: Terrestrial ferns, rhizome creeping, covered with bristly or soft hairs.

Fronds tall; stipe hairy at the base; lamina 3–4-pinnate, ± leathery, pilose to glabrescent.

Sori marginal, indusium 2-valved, with a true and a false indusium; inner indusium membranous, often lobed.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species, tropical to temperate regions. Australia: 2 species, Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Calochlaena dubia

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