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Pyrrosia Mirbel (Polypodiaceae)

Felt fern

Etymology From the Greek pyrros, flame-coloured, in reference to the reddish lamina scales of some species
Description Rhizome: creeping, with phylopodia, scaly.
Frond: evergreen, monomorphic or nearly so.
vascular bundles: .
Blade: simple or pedate, ovate often, leathery or papery, stellate scales.
veins netted.
Sori: round or oblong, ends of veins, indusium: absent, sporangia: yellow to brown at maturity.
Distinctive Characteristics epiphytic or epipetric, stellate hairs on the lamina

Pyrrosia. sori of P. lingua  From the site of Y. Hada.
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