Polyphlebium Copel.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Description of the genus

Rhizomes long creeping, covered with light brown hairs, roots few and fine. Fronds 2- or 3-pinnate, venation anadromous. Sori tubular; involucres not bivalvate, usually dilate, receptacle long-exserted.

Derivation of name: polys: many, phlebios: veined; some species have fronds with a prominent venation.

Worldwide: c. 15 species, south temperate distribution

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Polyphlebium borbonicum

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borbonicum (Bosch.) Ebihara & DubuissonSDescription, Image

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

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: Polyphlebium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2376, retrieved 28 March 2023

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