110.100 Psilotum Sw.

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Description of the genus

Epiphytic or saxicolous plants; aerial stems repeatedly dichotomously branched with much reduced leaves. Sporangia 3-locular, each subtended by a small bifurcate bract and borne on the upper parts of the aerial branches.

Derivation of name: psilom: bare, -tum: appearing to be; referring to the almost leafless character of the plants.

Worldwide: 2 species, pantropical to warm temperate distribution.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Psilotum nudum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nudum (L.) P. Beauv.MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Psilotum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Psilotum
Flora of Malawi: Psilotum
Flora of Zambia: Psilotum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psilotum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psilotum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Psilotum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psilotum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Psilotum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Psilotum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psilotum
JSTOR Plant Science: Psilotum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psilotum
Plants of the World Online: Psilotum
Tropicos: Psilotum
Wikipedia: Psilotum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Psilotum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1, retrieved 4 March 2024

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