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.SDescription, 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 Caprivi: cultivated Hymenophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenophyllum
Flora of Zambia: Hymenophyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenophyllum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hymenophyllum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenophyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hymenophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hymenophyllum
Plants of the World Online: Hymenophyllum
Tropicos: Hymenophyllum
Wikipedia: Hymenophyllum

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: Hymenophyllum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=14, retrieved 13 April 2024

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