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Containing group: Marattiaceae


The genus Eupodium was recently segregated from Marattia by Murdock (2008), and it consists of three species, differing in the presence or absence of awns and tubercles (Christenhusz, in review). They are widely distributed in mountainous areas of the Neotropics. Typically the plants bear only a single, large leaf on the globular rhizome.


Eupodium is distinguished from Marattia by having stalked synangia and the usual presence of awns on the midribs of the pinnules. Eupodium has finely dissected pentagonal leaves and globular rhizomes with the stipules closely appressed to the petioles.


Christenhusz, M. J. M. (in review). Revision of the Neotropical species of Eupodium (Marattiaceae). Kew Bull.

Murdock, A. (2008). A taxonomic revision of the eusporangiate fern family Marattiaceae, with description of a new genus Ptisana. Taxon 57, 737-755.

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