Suppl. Tent. Pterid. 56. 1845
Very scattered and local in tropics, North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.
Cheiroglossa, which is sometimes treated as a subgenus of Ophioglossum, is widely divergent from Ophioglossum in many characteristics, including the epiphytic habit, dichotomous roots, hairy stem apex, pendent and very large trophophore, palmately lobed blade, extremely large areoles, sporophores multiple and arising from sides of blade base, and the much branched gametophytes.
Species 1 (1 in the flora).
|Author||Warren H. Wagner Jr. + and Florence S. Wagner +|
|Authority||C. Presl +|
|Common name||Hand fern + and dwarf staghorn +|
|Distribution||Very scattered and local in tropics +, North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia + and Africa. +|
|Etymology||Greek cheir, hand, and glossa, tongue + and in reference to the palmately lobed trophophores and the linear sporophores +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Suppl. Tent. Pterid. +|
|Publication year||1845 +|
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|Taxon family||Ophioglossaceae +|
|Taxon name||Cheiroglossa +|
|Taxon parent||Ophioglossaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|