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

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Anemia Sw.Description
Mohria Sw.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Anemiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Anemiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Anemiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anemiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anemiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anemiaceae
Wikipedia: Anemiaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Anemiaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=11, retrieved 23 August 2019

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