200.000 Blechnum L.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome with brown scales; lamina 1-pinnatifid or 1-pinnate. Fronds strongly dimorphic with fertile and sterile fronds; the fertile overtopping the sterile. Veins free in sterile fronds. Sori extending ± the full length of the fertile pinnae, linear; indusium linear.

Derivation of name: blechnon: a fern

Worldwide: 150 - 200 species, worldwide, but concentrated in the southern hemisphere

Malawi: 7 taxa.

Blechnum tabulare

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
attenuatum (Sw.) Mett.C,SDescription, Image
australe L. subsp. australe SDescription, Image
capense Burm. f.SDescription, Image
ivohibense C. Chr.SDescription, Image
punctulatum Sw. var. punctulatum Description, Image
punctulatum Sw. var. atherstonei (Pappe & Rawson) SimSDescription
tabulare (Thunb.) KuhnN,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Blechnum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Blechnum
Flora of Mozambique: Blechnum
Flora of Zambia: Blechnum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Blechnum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Blechnum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Blechnum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Blechnum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Blechnum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Blechnum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Blechnum
JSTOR Plant Science: Blechnum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Blechnum
Plants of the World Online: Blechnum
Tropicos: Blechnum
Wikipedia: Blechnum

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: Blechnum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=84, retrieved 2 October 2023

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