0158.300 Drynaria (Bory) J.Sm.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Verdcourt, B. (2001) Polypodiaceae F.T.E.A.

Description of the genus

Large epiphytes with thick fleshy creeping rhizomes. Fronds dimorphic; sterile humus-collecting erect fronds sessile, persistent, oblong, shallowly lobed, soon becoming brown and accumulating plant detritus; fertile fronds horizontal or pendulous, deeply pinnatifid with adnate articulated pinna-like segments; venation obvious, finely reticulate with included veinlets. Sori round, superficial, without paraphyses.

Worldwide: A tropical genus of 16 species, occurring mainly in Asia and Australasia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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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: Drynaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2404, retrieved 25 February 2024

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