110.100 Psilotum Sw.

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Description of the genus

Epiphytic or saxicolous plants; aerial stems repeatedly dichotomously branched with much reduced leaves. Sporangia 3-locular, each subtended by a small bifurcate bract and borne on the upper parts of the aerial branches.

Derivation of name: psilom: bare, -tum: appearing to be; referring to the almost leafless character of the plants.

Worldwide: 2 species, pantropical to warm temperate distribution.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Psilotum nudum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
nudum (L.) P. Beauv.N,WCb,Lp,C,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Psilotum:

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Flora of Malawi: Psilotum
Flora of Mozambique: Psilotum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psilotum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Psilotum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1, retrieved 2 April 2023

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