160.100 Lepisorus (J. Sm.) Ching

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Description of the genus

Plants lithophytic or epiphytic. Rhizome creeping, laterally branched. Fronds simple, monomorphic, articulated at stipe base, spaced apart. Lamina entire; veins anastomosing, most areoles with included veinlets. Stipe short, distally narrowly winged. Sori round, on both sides of the costa, sometimes submarginal, on the distal part of the lamina, exindusiate. Soral paraphyses peltate, conspicuous in young sori.

Derivation of name: lepis: scaly, referring to the large scales arising within or from the edge of the sorus.

Worldwide: c. 25 species, palaeotropical distribution

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Lepisorus schraderi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
excavatus (Willd.) ChingN,C,SDescription, Image
schraderi (Mett.) ChingN,SDescription, Image

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepisorus
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Tropicos: Lepisorus
Wikipedia: Lepisorus

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lepisorus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=45, retrieved 21 February 2024

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