Synonyms: Polyphlebium APNI*
Pleuromanes (C.Presl) C.Presl APNI*
Reediella Pic.Serm. APNI*
Description: Epiphytic or found growing on rocks; rhizome long-creeping, filiform, covered with hairs.
Fronds pinnatifid, pinnately compound or sometimes palmate; stipe not winged or shortly winged towards the apex; main rachis usually winged; lamina more or less glabrous; false veins numerous.
Sori in the axils of lamina branches, partly immersed; involucre bell- or trumpet-shaped, or obconical, usually 2-lipped; receptacle generally exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 50 species, Madagascar, Asia to Australia & Polynesia. Australia: 16 species, Qld, N.S.W.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
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|1||Lamina cells uniforme and 1 cell thick throughout||2|
|Lamina cells not uniform, either forming false veins, or thickened area axially and/or marginally, or lengthened to form a hyaline border||Crepidomanes walleri|
|2||Frond simple or once forked||Crepidomanes vitiense|
|Frond considerably more dissected|
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|3||Segments of lamina with pinnate veins||Crepidomanes venosum|
|Segments of lamina 1-veined|
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