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Genus Psilotum Family Psilotaceae

Description: Terrestrial or epiphytic plants; rhizomes short-creeping, much branched; aerial stems green, glabrous, erect to pendent, with several dichotomous divisions.

Leaves scale-like.

Fertile leaves bifid; synangia capsule-like, composed of usually 3 sporangia, yellow when mature.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, tropical & subtropical regions. Australia: 2 species, all mainland States except S.A.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Aerial stems not flattened, ± circular to triangular in section, erect to somewhat pendentPsilotum nudum
Aerial stems flattened, ± elliptic in section, pendentPsilotum complanatum

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