Pteridophyta: Schizaeales

Anemiaceae - Flowering fern

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

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

Description of the family

Terrestrial or lithophytic ferns. Rhizome short, creeping to suberect, irregularly laterally branched, often stoloniferous. Fronds tufted, monomorphic or hemidimorphic, pinnate to 3-pinnatifid. Pinnules without a stalk or short-stalked, herbaceous to coriaceous. Veins free or anastomosing. Sporangia borne at or near vein appices either on branched basal pinnae (Anemia) or on unmodified pinnae (Mohria), without indusium.

Comment: Mohria is sometimes placed in the family of the Schizaceae.

Worldwide: 2 genera, 100+ species worldwide

Malawi: 2 genera and 5 taxa.

Mohria lepigera

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Anemia Sw.Description
Mohria Sw.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Anemiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anemiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Anemiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anemiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anemiaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Anemiaceae., retrieved 16 July 2024

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