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Tiny Bristle Fern

(Crepidomanes minutum)

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Description

Crepidomanes minutum belongs to the subgenus Crepidomanes , section Gonocormus . In addition to the characteristics of the genus, the limb of the fronds, reniform and very small, is pennatiparty. The sores, few in number at the apex of the fronds - one to three per fertile sling - have a widely flared, unbibbed indusia. Like all species of the genus, it has 36 pairs of chromosomes.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Hymenophyllales
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Genus:Crepidomanes
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