194.100 Athyrium Roth

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

Terrestrial or epilithic ferns. Rhizome creeping or suberect to erect. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe and rhachis adaxially sulcate. Lamina pinnately compound, mostly glabrous; veins free, pinnately branched, ending short of the margin. Sori linear, borne medially along the veins or just past a fork; indusium linear to reniform, attached almost along its entire lenght, often with long marginal outgrowths.

Derivation of name: athuréin: alluding to the variable shape of the sori

Worldwide: Near cosmopolitan genus, mostly distributed through the north temperate regions, ± 180 species.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Athyrium schimperi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
newtonii BakerSDescription, Image
schimperi Moug. ex FéeN,C,SDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Athyrium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Athyrium

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: Athyrium.
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