Monographs Details: Culcita
Authority: Mickel, John T. & Beitel, Joseph M. 1988. Pteridophyte Flora of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 46: 1-580.
Description:Genus Description - Terrestrial; rhizome horizontal, stout, short, not forming a trunk, apex with dense, long, golden hairs; fronds large, monomorphic; stipe hairy; blade quadripinnate, glabrous to slightly hairy, coriaceous; veins free; sori marginal, indusia bivalvate, lower valve fitting inside outer (upper), outer valve greenish, inner valve whitish to tan, differentiated; sporangia with oblique annulus; spores tetrahedral.
Discussion:Type: Culcita macrocarpa Presl [=Dicksonia culcita l'Herminier].
Culcita is a genus of nine species, mostly of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The single American species is widespread in cloud forests at high elevations. Culcita is distinct from Dick-sonia and Cibotium by its 4-5-pinnate blade and its erect stem not forming a distinct trunk.
Reference: Maxon, W. R. 1922. The genus Culcita. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 12: 454-460. 1