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Habit: Plant terrestrial; rhizome hairy [scaly], from bud near stipe base or not. Leaf: alike, glabrous or hairy (scaly); stipe strongly grooved adaxially; blade generally 1--5-pinnate; veins pinnate from midrib, generally forked beyond, free except sometimes at margin of fertile segments. Sporangia: at or near margin, generally +- covered by false indusia; true indusium 0 or inner, linear [conical or cup-, purse- or saucer-like], opening toward margin [or fused with it to form cup]; stalk cells in 1--3 rows; spores spheric or elliptic.
Genera In Family: +- 11 genera, +- 170 species: especially tropics. Note: Variously defined, now to exclude some previously included genera, species (Smith et al. 2006); Pteridium sometimes in its own family.
Jepson eFlora Author: John C. Game, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
Reference: Smith et al. 2006 Taxon 55:705--731
Unabridged Reference: Smith et al. 2006. A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55:705--731
Scientific Editor: Alan R. Smith, Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for this treatment: John C. Game, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2012, Dennstaedtiaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on June 17, 2024.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2024, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on June 17, 2024.