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Plants in soil [climbing]; rhizome short- to long-creeping to erect, scaly; new growth often ± red.
Leaf: of 1 or 2 kinds, fertile, sterile; stipe in ×-section with vascular strands in circle; blade [( simple or 2- pinnate)] deeply pinnately lobed to 1- pinnate, pinnae deeply pinnately lobed or not, hairs generally 0; veins free or netted.
Sporangia: sori linear to oblong, along veins parallel to nearest midrib; indusium shaped ± like sorus, opening towards nearest midrib; stalk cells in 2–3 rows; spores elliptic, scar linear.
± 9 genera, ± 250 species: worldwide, especially tropics; several species cultivated. New classification badly needed, in which all genera but Woodwardia are placed under Blechnum or, preferably, ± 25 genera, including ± 10 new ones, are recognized. —Scientific Editors: Alan R. Smith, Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Blechnaceae
Rhizome prostrate to ascending; scales dense, orange-brown.
Leaf: all alike, lower pinnae generally slightly reduced or not; veins of sterile leaves netted but free at margin.
Sporangia: sori oblong.
14 species: generally temperate, subtrop, North America, Eur, eastern Asia. (T.J. Woodward, British phycologist, 1745–1820)
Previous taxon: Blechnum spicant
Next taxon: Woodwardia fimbriata
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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