131.900 Pityrogramma Link

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

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome erect or creeping; rhizome scales linear attenuate, brown. Stipe dark reddish-brown, glabrous. Fronds tufted or spaced. Lamina 2-4-pinnatifid with white, pink, yellow or orange powder on underside, glabrous on upper surface; veins free. Sori without an indusium, borne along the length of the veins.

Derivation of name: pityon: chaff, gramma: line; reference to the powdery, linear-like arrangement of the sori.

Worldwide: 16 species, neotropical distribution.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Pityrogramma argentea

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
argentea (Willd.) DominMSDescription, Image
calomelanos (L.) Link var. calomelanos ZDescription

Other sources of information about Pityrogramma:

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Flora of Malawi: Pityrogramma
Flora of Zambia: Pityrogramma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pityrogramma

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pityrogramma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pityrogramma
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pityrogramma
Wikipedia: Pityrogramma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pityrogramma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pityrogramma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pityrogramma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=24, retrieved 21 March 2023

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