Didymoglossum Desv.

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

Rhizome widely creeping, covered with dark hairs, roots absent, root-like shoots present. Fronds simple, sometimes lobed to pinnatifid, venetion catadromous. Sori often immersed in the laminae, tubular to campanulate, involucre bilibiate or truncate to dilate, receptacles exserted

Derivation of name: Didymus: double, glossum: tong; some species have a bilabiate soral aperture

Worldwide: C. 30 species, pantropical distribution

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Didymoglossum erosum

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erosum (Willd.) J.P. RouxSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Didymoglossum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Didymoglossum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Didymoglossum

External websites:

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

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: Didymoglossum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2377, retrieved 10 December 2023

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