131.900 Pityrogramma Link

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

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

Other sources of information about Pityrogramma:

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Flora of Malawi: Pityrogramma
Flora of Mozambique: Pityrogramma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pityrogramma

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pityrogramma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=24, retrieved 5 July 2020

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