131.900 Pityrogramma Link

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Description of the genus

Rhizome erect or creeping; rhizome scales linear attenuate, brown. Stipe dark reddish-brown, glabrous. Fronds tufted or spaced. Lamina 2-4-pinnatifid with white, pink, yellow or orange powder on underside, glabrous on upper surface; veins free. Sori without an indusium, borne along the length of the veins.

Derivation of name: pityon: chaff, gramma: line; reference to the powdery, linear-like arrangement of the sori.

Worldwide: 16 species, neotropical distribution.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Pityrogramma calomelanos var. aureoflava

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
argentea (Willd.) DominNMcDescription, Image
calomelanos (L.) Link var. aureoflava (Hook.) Weath. ex L.H. BaileyWCbDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pityrogramma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=24, retrieved 21 June 2024

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