198.500 Bolbitis Schott

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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

Plants terrestrial or semi-aquatic. Rhizome creeping; rhizome scales dark, entire. Stipe not articulated. Fronds closely spaced, deeply pinnatifid to pinnate, weakly dimorphic, gemmiferous in some species; sterile pinnae glabrous, usually crenate, fertile pinnae usually narrower. Veins anastomosing with included free veinlets. Sporangia acrostichoid.

Derivation of name: bolbos: a bulb, itis: closely connected; referring to the bulbils produced on the frond of some species.

Worldwide: c. 44 species, pantropical distribution.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Bolbitis heudelotii

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heudelotii (Bory ex Fée) AlstonZ,MSDescription, Image

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

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: Bolbitis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=82, retrieved 31 March 2023

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