183.100 Thelypteris Schmidel

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

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

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome slender, long creeping, branched. Fronds monomorphic, closely to widely spaced, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, pinnae gradually decrescent basally or not at all. Veins of pinna lobes not meeting below the sinus, pinnule veins reaching the margin. Sori round, indusiate, indusium reniform, covering sporangia.

Derivation of name: thelys: female, pteris: fern; obscure comparison between the small fern of this genus (female) with the tall (male) shield fern Asplenium filix mas.

Worldwide: c. 3 species, occuring in the north and south temperate regions.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Thelypteris confluens

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confluens (Thunb.) C.V. MortonN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Thelypteris:

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Flora of Botswana: Thelypteris
Flora of Caprivi: Thelypteris
Flora of Mozambique: Thelypteris
Flora of Zambia: Thelypteris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thelypteris

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

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Thelypteris.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=62, retrieved 22 March 2023

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