Description: Terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic herbs with monomorphic stems, subterranean stems (rhizomes) absent; branching system isodichotomous, shoots terminating in strobili.
Strobili pendulous, terminal on shoots, sometimes branched. Sporophylls broad-ovate to broad-triangular.
Distribution and occurrence: Around 250 species worldwide, with 12 in Australia and 1 in New South Wales.
Text by Matt A.M. Renner (29 Sep 2020)
Taxon concept: Field A.R. (2020) Classification and typification of Australian lycophytes and ferns based on Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification PPG I. Australian Systematic Botany 33(1): 1–102. doi.org/10.1071/SB18011
|One species in NSW: Phlegmariurus varius|