Description of the genus
Rhizome usually shortly creeping with linear, black or brown, scales. Stipe dark reddish-brown to black, glabrous or with hairs or scales. Fronds pinnate to 4-pinnate with pinnae or ultimate segments articulated, glabrous
or pubescent to tomentose. Sori submarginal, confluent into a
soral line (rarely discrete), usually covered by a continuous indusium formed from the reflexed margin; paraphyses usually 0.
Worldwide: c. 35 species occurring in SE USA and Mexico, Africa, Madagascar and India
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Other sources of information about Pellaea:Flora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): PellaeaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PellaeaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PellaeaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PellaeaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pellaea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=29, retrieved 20 May 2013