126.800 Schizaea Sm.

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Description of the genus

Rhizome short, horizontal. Fronds closely spaced, grass-like, narrowly linear. Fertile portion in an apical, comb-like, pinnate segment, its segments with narrow margins. Sporangia born in a single row on each side of a segment vein, covered by the pinnae margin when young, but later produting.

Derivation of name: schizein: to split, referring to the finely divided, comb-like, pinnate apical portion of the fertile frond.

Worldwide: 20-28 species, pantropical distribution

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Schizaea pectinata

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pectinata (L.) Sw.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Schizaea:

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Flora of Mozambique: Schizaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schizaea

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

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: Schizaea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=19, retrieved 24 March 2023

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