126.800 Schizaea Sm.

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Description of the genus

Rhizome short, horizontal. Fronds closely spaced, grass-like, narrowly linear. Fertile portion in an apical, comb-like, pinnate segment, its segments with narrow margins. Sporangia born in a single row on each side of a segment vein, covered by the pinnae margin when young, but later produting.

Derivation of name: schizein: to split, referring to the finely divided, comb-like, pinnate apical portion of the fertile frond.

Worldwide: 20-28 species, pantropical distribution

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Schizaea pectinata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pectinata (L.) Sw.MSDescription, Image
tenella Kaulf.MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Schizaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Schizaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schizaea

External websites:

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

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: Schizaea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=19, retrieved 20 May 2024

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