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Genus Dennstaedtia Family Dennstaedtiaceae

Description: Terrestrial ferns; rhizome creeping, covered with short hairs.

Stipes erect, grooved; lamina broad, triangular in outline, 3–4-pinnate.

Sori circular, marginal; indusium cup-like, formed by the fusion of the true and false indusia.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 45 species, America, Madagascar to Samoa & Japan. Australia: 1 species (endemic).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Dennstaedtia davallioides

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