124.400 Crepidomanes (C. Presl ) C. Presl

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 genus

Rhizome widely creeping, irregularly branched, densely covered with dark hairs and root-like shoots present. Fronds spaced, often distally winged, 2- or 3-pinnatifid, venation anadromous, free, with or without false veinlets. Sori terminal on the veins, solitary at the apex of the ultimate segments, tubular; involucre cup-shaped, usually with a bilabiate mouth, receptacles exserted.

Derivation of name: krepis: slipper,manes: cup-shaped; referring to the form of the involucre

Worldwide: c. 30 species, palaeotropical and north temperate distribution

Malawi: 4 taxa.

Crepidomanes inopinatum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
frappieri (Cordem.) J.P. RouxDescription
inopinatum (Pic. Serm.) J.P. RouxDescription, Image
mannii (Hook) J.P.RouxSDescription
melanotrichum (Schltdl.) J.P. RouxN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crepidomanes:

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

External websites:

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

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: Crepidomanes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=16, retrieved 17 April 2024

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