Sticherus

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Sticherus
Shield Fern Elvina Bay.jpg
Sticherus flabellatus at Elvina Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Pteridophyta
Class:Polypodiopsida /
 Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order:Gleicheniales
Family:Gleicheniaceae
Genus:Gleichenia
(R.Br., 1810) C.Presl 1825
 
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Sticherus
Shield Fern Elvina Bay.jpg
Sticherus flabellatus at Elvina Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Pteridophyta
Class:Polypodiopsida /
 Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order:Gleicheniales
Family:Gleicheniaceae
Genus:Gleichenia
(R.Br., 1810) C.Presl 1825

Sticherus is a genus of about 80 types of fern.[1][2]

In Australia they are commonly referred to as Shield Ferns.

The fronds are branched at least once with each pair of branches spreading out, forming an umbrella like layer of foliage. Fronds are mostly hairless and often glaucous beneath the frond.

Species include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sticherus". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Sticherus". Zipcodezoo.