• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Rhizome creeping, slender, dichotomously branched; lvs distichous, remote, sympodially developed, one branch of each dichotomy elongate, the other short and bearing 2 terminal palmately lobed lfls, the whole lf thus resembling a stem with lvs; sterile pinnae basal, the fertile apical, with reduced lf-tissue; sporangia each borne on a short vein, covered by a membranous indusium-like outgrowth from the lf-surface, short-stalked, strongly curved, the annulus appearing lateral; spores tetrahedral; gametophyte thalloid. 3, warm reg.

  • Common Names

    climbing fern