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Genus Dictymia Family Polypodiaceae

Description: Epiphytic or growing on rocks; rhizome long-creeping, scales clathrate, peltately attached.

Fronds not dimorphic; stipes scattered, articulated to the rhizome; lamina simple, dark green, leathery; veins densely reticulate.

Sori without indusium, ovate, narrow-oblong or circular, 2–7 mm long and 1.5–3 mm wide, sunken into the lamina.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, Malesia, Australia & Pacific. Australia: 1 species (endemic).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Dictymia brownii

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