Description: Terrestrial or epiphytic ferns, rhizome creeping, covered with scales.
Fronds almost erect; stipe grooved on the upper surface; lamina leathery, pinnately compound; veins free.
Sori superficial, circular; indusium peltate.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 2–6 species, chiefly in Southern Hemisphere. Australia: 1 species (native).
Text by Peter G. Wilson