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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping; scales peltate. Fronds tufted or spaced, simple to deeply pinnatifid, margins entire, glabrous, coriaceous, subsessile or stipidate, usually articulated. Veins reticulate, all areoles with included veinlets, ending or not ending in hydathodes. Sori round, aligned in rows on each side of the midrib or irregurlarly distributed, superficial or sunken, with or without paraphyses.

Derivation of name: mokros: small, soros: sori; referring to the relatively small sori of some species.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, tropical and temperate distribution.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Microsorum punctatum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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punctatum (L.) Copel.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microsorum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Microsorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microsorum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Microsorum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Microsorum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Microsorum
Wikipedia: Microsorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Microsorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Microsorum

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: Microsorum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=46, retrieved 3 December 2022

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