190.600 Arachniodes Blume

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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping or ascending. Fronds spaced or tufted, herbacious or coriaceous. Stipes not articulated, scaly at the base. Lamina 2- to 4- pinnatifid , basal pinnae strongly basiscopically developed and almost as long as the lamina; ultimate segments with a sharp, long bristle-like point; veins free. Rhachis stramineous. Sori round, indusia coriaceous, kidney-shaped, spores monolete.

Derivation of name: arachne: spider, -odes: in the form of; alluding to the finely divided pentagonal outline of the lamina of some species.

Worldwide: About 50-70 species, mostly tropical and warm-temperate distribution.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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webbiana (A. Braun) Schelpe subsp. foliosa (C. Chr.) GibbyNDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Arachniodes
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Arachniodes
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Arachniodes
Plants of the World Online: Arachniodes
Tropicos: Arachniodes
Wikipedia: Arachniodes

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: Arachniodes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=69, retrieved 20 April 2024

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