194.300 Diplazium Sw.

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Description of the genus

Large terrestrial plants. Rhizome erect to suberect, often forming a caudex, with strong black roots. Fronds monomorphic, large, tufted, pinnately compound, often with proliferous buds distally along the costa. Stipe not articulated. Lamina herbacious to coriaceous, mostly glabrous, sometimes scaly on rhachis, costae and costules; veins free or anastomosing. Sori linear, elongated, paired; indusia linear, attached along its entire lenght, set back to back, i.e. the one opening outwards, the other inwards.

Derivation of name: diplazein: to double; referring to the frequently paired sori.

Worldwide: Near cosmopolitan distribution, ± 400 species.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nemorale (Baker) SchelpeMSDescription
zanzibaricum (Baker) C. Chr.MSDescription

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diplazium
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iNaturalist: Diplazium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diplazium
JSTOR Plant Science: Diplazium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diplazium
Plants of the World Online: Diplazium
Tropicos: Diplazium
Wikipedia: Diplazium

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: Diplazium.
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