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Terrestrial ferns, deciduous perennials, often clone forming by root proliferation.Stems spherical, subspherical or elongated, subterranean; roots fleshy without roothairs. Fronds 1 or few, consisting of a simple, glabrous, midribless sterile, slightly fleshy lamina and a simple or compound, fertile, linear, stalked spike. Sporangia sunken in the tissue on either side of the linear spike, large, thick-walled, dehiscing by a slit into 2 valves.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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