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Genus Deparia Family Athyriaceae

Description: Rhizome short- to medium-creeping, bearing many thin light brown scales.

Fronds erect; stipe stout, dark and scaly at the base, paler above; lamina herbaceous, 2-pinnatisect with pinnae divided almost to the midvein but divisions never stalked.

Sori linear or oblong, in rows on either side of the midvein of the segments; indusium thin, pale brown.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 28 species, trop. Afr., Madag., N Amer., India to Pac. Is. Australia: 1 species (native).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Deparia petersenii

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