Rumohra Raddi

Rumohra, as currently circumscribed, is a small genus of ca. seven species. Many species formerly included in Rumohra are now accommodated in other related genera. According to Page & Bennell (1986), for instance, Rumohra counts about 50 species.

Rumohra is here included in Dryopteridaceae, following Smith & al. (2006). Others have included Rumohra in Davalliaceae.

One species of Rumohra is occasionally cultivated for ornament, R. adiantiformis (Page & Bennell l.c.). It is often designated as “leathery shield fern” and is the most prominent fern in cut flowers nowadays (Mabberley 2008).


Mabberley D.J. (2008) Mabberley’s plant-book (3th ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: XVIII + 1021 p.

Page C.N. & Bennell F.M. (1986) Rumohra. In: Walters S.M. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 1: 59-61. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Rakotondrainibe F. (2010) Le genre Rumohra Raddi (Pteridophyta, Dryopteridaceae) à Madagascar: une espèce et deux combinaisons access Adansonia 32(2): 217-228.

Smith A.R., Pryer K.M., Schuettpelz E., Korall P., Schneider H. & Wolf P.G. (2006) A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55(3): 705-731.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith