Key to Tasmanian Dicots

Tasmania has seven native species in two genera of the family Gleicheniaceae. This family is one of the most distinctive of fern groups, and is very common in Tasmania. The key features are the spherical sporangia clustered in small groups (typically three or four), and the branching pattern of the fronds. The terminal parts of the fronds are very regularly pinnate or bipinnate, but the basal parts are dichotomously branched. In most species of Gleichenia, the pinnules are curved over to form cups around the sporangia.

Key to genera 
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