117.600 Osmunda L.

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Description of the genus

Rhizome erect, without scales, covered with a mass of persistent winged leaf-bases. Lamina 2-pinnate, with the fertile pinnules borne at the apex; veins free. Fertile pinnules markedly different, namely much narrower, than the sterile pinnules. Sporangia borne in dense clusters on both sides of fertile pinnules.

Worldwide: c. 7 species, subcosmopolitan distribution

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Osmunda regalis

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regalis L.N,C,SDescription, Image

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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: Genus page: Osmunda.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=10, retrieved 19 July 2024

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