1-8 Ophioglossaceae, adder's-tongue family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


These soft fleshy ferns arise from a short rhizome. Leaves show branching venation, entire, or variously pinnate. Sporangia are relatively large, numerous and thick walled, stalked or embedded in the axis. A single sporophore per leaf. Sixty species are distributed worldwide in three genera; only two genera found in NS. Photography by Sean Blaney, Roger Lloyd, Marian Munro and Beth Cameron.


Pteridophyte, native fern allies, grape fern, moonwort, adder's-tongue, Ophioglossum, Botrychium

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