Greek kalli - beautiful, pteris - fern.
Rhizome thick, erect; scales with narrow, black, toothed edge. Stalks spiny and scaly at the warty base. Frond divided once, the segments fused together at the tip of the blade, sometimes bearing plantlets. Sori in lines along the veinlets.
A genus that is sometimes included with Diplazium.
3 species from the Pacific to Africa.
Spores and buds.
Fronds with side-branches fused at the tips of the frond; veins netted.
Source: (1995). Athyriaceae. 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.