191.700 Tectaria Cav.

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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

Rhizome stout, creeping or erect; rhizome scales, thin, entire. Fronds tufted, herbaceous to coriaceous. Stipe shiny, scaly, not articulated. Lamina 2-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate, basal pinnae often basiscopically developed, often with proliferating buds along the lamina axis; ultimate segments entire or lobed; veins anastomosing with or without included veinlets. Sori round; indusia peltate or round-kidney-shaped or absent.

Derivation of name: tectus: hidden, secret; possibly alluding to the deeply shaded habitats of the ferns of this genus.

Worldwide: c. 210 species, paleotropic distribution.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Tectaria gemmifera

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gemmifera (Fée) AlstonN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tectaria:

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Flora of Mozambique: Tectaria
Flora of Zambia: Tectaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tectaria

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

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: Tectaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=72, retrieved 27 January 2023

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