Commemorating the German botanical patron K. von Rumohr.
Small to medium-sized epiphytic and terrestrial ferns with creeping rhizomes; generally grown in hanging baskets.
Rhizomes long-creeping, scaly. Sterile and fertile fronds similar. Fronds divided 2-3 times, scaly; groove on main axis; veins free. Sori round, in one row on each side of the midrib. Indusia round and attached by a central stalk.
Sometimes included in the family Davalliaceae because of the long-creeping rhizomes but frond, scale and indusial characters indicate a closer relationship to the family Dryopteridaceae.
Propagation: Division of rhizome or spores.
Recognition: Round, dark-centred sori. Similar to Polystichum but with long-creeping rhizomes.
Literature: Morton (1960).
A genus of 2-6 species mostly from the Southern Hemisphere (up to 50 species according to some authorities) (1 species in Australia).
Created by: Val Stajsic
Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018