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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping; scales peltate. Fronds tufted or spaced, simple to deeply pinnatifid, margins entire, glabrous, coriaceous, subsessile or stipidate, usually articulated. Veins reticulate, all areoles with included veinlets, ending or not ending in hydathodes. Sori round, aligned in rows on each side of the midrib or irregurlarly distributed, superficial or sunken, with or without paraphyses.

Derivation of name: mokros: small, soros: sori; referring to the relatively small sori of some species.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, tropical and temperate distribution.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Microsorum punctatum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pappei (Mett. ex Kuhn) ChingMSDescription
punctatum (L.) Copel.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
scolopendria (Burm. f.) Copel.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microsorum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Microsorum
Flora of Malawi: Microsorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microsorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Microsorum

External websites:

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

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: Microsorum.
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