Fronds to about 50 cm long, divided once. Blade more or less lanceolate, broadest at the base, veins netted. Fertile fronds spike-like, spore heads rising above the segments. Segments 10 cm or more long at the base of the frond, ovate-lanceolate, leathery and with fine, netted veins.
Needs shelter and warmth. Anemia mexicana Klotsch is occasionally cultivated and differs most clearly in having free, not netted, veins.
W Indies, C America, Brazil.
Spike-like fertile fronds; segment veins netted.
Source: (1995). Schizaeaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.