173.000 Grammitis Sw.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Plants epiphytic or lithophytic, small. Rhizome short creeping or suberect, scales dark brown. Fronds simple, linear to narrowly spathulate, margin entire to sometimes shallowly crenate, glabrous or with hairs, membranous to coriaceous; veins free or occasionally forked, ending a short distance from the margin. Sori up to 2 mm long, oval, without hairs, borne close to the midrib, exindusiate.

Derivation of name: gramma: line; referring to the parallel lines of sori on each side of the midrib.

Worldwide: c. 160 species occuring throughout the tropics and south temperate regions of the world.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Grammitis nanodes

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cryptophlebia (Baker) Copel.Description
nanodes (Peter) ChingSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Grammitis:

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Flora of Mozambique: Grammitis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Grammitis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Grammitis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=54, retrieved 16 April 2024

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