Zygophlebia L.E. Bishop

Parris, B.S. (2005) Grammitidaceae F.T.E.A.

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

Description of the genus

Rhizomes short-creeping, dorsiventral, stipes in two rows, articulated to rhizome, phyllopodia present; rhizomes with brown non-clathrate scales that are usually glandular at least on margin. Fronds pinnate or deeply pinnately divided, with red-brown simple eglandular hairs, catenate branched hairs often with glandular apex to branches, and simple glandular and catenate simple glandular hairs; veins pinnately branched in pinnae, branchlets often forked, sometimes anastomosing; hydathodes absent on vein endings on adaxial surface of lamina. Sori on surface of lamina or slightly sunken in broad shallow depressions, ± circular to broadly elliptic in outline, in two rows per pinna, one each side of pinna mid-vein, with simple or branched glandular receptacular paraphyses, the glands never white when young; sporangia glabrous.

Worldwide: Tropical montane areas of the New world and Africa including Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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villosissima (Hook.) L.E. BishopSDescription

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zygophlebia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zygophlebia
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Wikipedia: Zygophlebia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zygophlebia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zygophlebia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Zygophlebia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2463, retrieved 29 November 2022

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