Plants terrestrial. Stems creeping; tips often somewhat erect. Leaves dimorphic; fertile leaves erect, often notably smaller than sterile leaves in length and width. Blades 1--2-pinnate; pinnae monomorphic to dimorphic, pinnatifid or pinnate.
Coarse ferns with pinnate-pinnatifid or bipinnate lvs. 10, cosmop
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