153.200 Hypolepis Bernh.

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

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

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

Description of the genus

Rhizome subterranean, widely creeping, slender. Fronds large, widely spaced, 2-5-pinnatifid; veins free, rarely anastomosing. Sori small, ± circular, terminal on the veins and confined to the lobe sinuses; pseudo-indusium formed by a reflexed marginal flap. Spores monolete.

Derivation of name: hypo: under, lepis: scale; the sori are covered by a modified, scale-like flap of the margin

Worldwide: c. 40 species in tropical and warm regions of the world

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Hypolepis sparsisora

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sparsisora (Schrad.) KuhnC,SDescription, Image

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

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: Hypolepis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=38, retrieved 29 March 2023

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