Terpsichore A.R. Sm.

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

Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands

Smith, Alan R. (1993) Terpsichore, a New Genus of Grammitidaceae Novon 3(4) 478-489

Description of the genus

Plants epiphytic, rarely saxicolous or terrestrial; rhizomes short-creeping to ascending, generally weakly dorsiventral to radial, the scales nonclathrate, brown to blackish, infrequently orangish, concolorous, dull to usually shining, glabrous or with variously colored (hyaline to castaneous) setae; phyllopodia present or absent; petioles nearly absent to equaling the lamina, setose (especially proximally) and sometimes also puberulent, the setae 0.5-3 mm, usually reddish or castaneous, numerous, spreading, the hairs 0.1-0.2 mm, branched or unbranched, pale reddish, sometimes glandular; laminae pinnatisect to 1-pinnate, rarely 1-pinnate-pinnatifid, forking in a few spp., monomorphous, usually setose (at least along the rhachis); hydathodes present, sometimes producing calcareous secretions (whitish limedots); veins simple, pinnate from the costae, free, hidden or easily visible; sori round, not sunken into the lamina, without paraphyses; sporangial capsules glabrous or setose.

Comment: Sometimes placed in the family of the Grammitidaceae

Worldwide: Neotropical

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cultrata (Bory ex Willd.) A.R. Sm.SDescription
kirkii ParrisSDescription

Other sources of information about Terpsichore:

External websites:

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

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: Terpsichore.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2426, retrieved 25 April 2024

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