181.000 Ampelopteris Kunze

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

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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

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome creeping, branched. Fronds monomorphic, pinnate, proliferous with numerous buds on the rhachis. Lamina without scales, basal pinnae reduced. Veins of the pinna lobes with more pairs meeting below the sinus between the lobes. Rhachis with some hairs forked or branched. Sori circular, exindusiate.

Derivation of name: ampelos: vine, pteris: fern; referring to the rambling habit.

Worldwide: Widespread throughout the palaeotropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Ampelopteris prolifera

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

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prolifera (Retz.) Copel.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ampelopteris:

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Flora of Botswana: Ampelopteris
Flora of Mozambique: Ampelopteris
Flora of Zambia: Ampelopteris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ampelopteris

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ampelopteris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ampelopteris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ampelopteris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ampelopteris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ampelopteris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ampelopteris
JSTOR Plant Science: Ampelopteris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ampelopteris
Plants of the World Online: Ampelopteris
Tropicos: Ampelopteris
Wikipedia: Ampelopteris

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: Ampelopteris.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=58, retrieved 2 October 2023

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