198.100 Lomariopsis Fée

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

Climbing ferns. Rhizome long, winding, branched, fleshy; rhizome scales narrow to very broad, dark. Stipe not articulated. Fronds dimorphous, pinnate, with articulated pinnae, except for the terminal one. Sterila pinnae oblong to narrowly lanceolate, fertile pinnae narrowly linear and underside covered entirely with sporangia. Rhachises glabrous or scaly. Veins simple or forked, parallel, free, ending in or near the margin.

Derivation of name: Lomariopsis: similar to Lomaria (now Blechnum); reference to the position of the sori parallel to the pinna margin.

Worldwide: c. 45 species, pantropical distribution

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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

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: Lomariopsis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=81, retrieved 30 January 2023

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