153.400 Histiopteris (J. Agardh) J. Sm.

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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 widely creeping. Fronds well-spaced, 2-3-pinnatifid, glabrous and glaucous; veins anastomosing freely; pair of reduced pinnae at rhachis-secondary rhachis junction. Sori borne in a continuous line at the margin; indusium consisting of the reflexed margin of the lamina.

Derivation of name: histion: web, cloth; pteris: fern; referring to the stipule-like pinnules at the base of the pinnae or to the netted vein pattern.

Worldwide: 1 species occuring in the tropical and south-temperate areas of the world.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Histiopteris incisa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
incisa (Thunb.) J.Sm.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Histiopteris:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Histiopteris
Flora of Zambia: Histiopteris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Histiopteris

External websites:

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

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Histiopteris.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=40, retrieved 14 April 2024

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