Description: Epiphytic or growing in rock crevices; rhizomes erect or creeping, covered with brown scales; stipes usually crowded, in two rows, mostly not articulated to the rhizome, sometimes bearing stiff, spreading hairs.
Fronds simple to 2-pinnate, usually leathery, glabrous or hairy, vernation circinate; veins mostly free.
Sori without indusium, superficial, sometimes immersed in the lamina, circular to elliptic, sometimes confluent.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 15 genera, c. 450 species, pantropical and southern Hemisphere. Australia: 4 genera, 18 species; Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Sometimes spelt as Grammitidaceae.
Text by Peter G. Wilson (1990)
Taxon concept: Fl. New South Wales (1990)
|One genus in NSW: Grammitis|