124.000 Hymenophyllum Sm.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome filiform, widely creeping, subglabrous with few and fine roots. Fronds 2- to 4-pinnatifid, glabrous or set with stellate hairs, segments entire or serrate, venation anadromous. Sori marginal with 2 indusial valves, receptacles usually not exserted.

Derivation of name: hymen: membrane, phyllon: leaf; the leaves are very delicate and thin

Worldwide: c. 250 species, tropical and temperate distribution

Malawi: 7 taxa.

Hymenophyllum kuhnii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capense Schrad.SDescription, Image
capillare (Desv.) Copel. var. alternialatum (Pic.Serm.) FadenSDescription, Image
kuhnii C. Chr.N,SDescription, Image
mossambicense (Schelpe) SchippersSDescription
sibthorpioides (Bory ex Willd.) Mett. ex KuhnSDescription, Image
splendidum (Bosch) Copel.N,SDescription, Image
tunbridgense (L.) Sm.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hymenophyllum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Hymenophyllum
Flora of Zambia: Hymenophyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenophyllum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hymenophyllum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hymenophyllum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hymenophyllum
Wikipedia: Hymenophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenophyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hymenophyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Hymenophyllum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=14, retrieved 26 March 2023

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