Polyphlebium Copel.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Description of the genus

Rhizomes long creeping, covered with light brown hairs, roots few and fine. Fronds 2- or 3-pinnate, venation anadromous. Sori tubular; involucres not bivalvate, usually dilate, receptacle long-exserted.

Derivation of name: polys: many, phlebios: veined; some species have fronds with a prominent venation.

Comment: Polyphlebium was included in the genus Trichomanes

Worldwide: c. 15 species, south temperate distribution

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Polyphlebium borbonicum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
borbonicum (Bosch.) Ebihara & DubuissonMSDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Polyphlebium
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polyphlebium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polyphlebium
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polyphlebium
Plants of the World Online: Polyphlebium
Tropicos: Polyphlebium
Wikipedia: Polyphlebium

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: Polyphlebium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2376, retrieved 19 July 2024

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