Description: Terrestrial or epiphytic plants; rhizomes short-creeping, much branched; aerial stems green, glabrous, erect to pendent, with several dichotomous divisions.
Fertile leaves bifid; synangia capsule-like, composed of usually 3 sporangia, yellow when mature.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, tropical & subtropical regions. Australia: 2 species, all mainland States except S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Aerial stems not flattened, ± circular to triangular in section, erect to somewhat pendent||Psilotum nudum|
|Aerial stems flattened, ± elliptic in section, pendent||Psilotum complanatum|