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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping, densely set with lanceolate-acuminate, entire scales. Stipe with a dense tuft of scales at the base. Fronds tufted, herbaceous. Lamina ovate-triangular to pentagonal in outline, 3- to 4-pinnatifid, basal pinnae basiscopically developed, veins free, hairy on both surfaces. Sori circular, indusium kidney-shaped, hairy.

Derivation of name: hypo:below, dema: bundle; refers to the densely clustered tuft of scales at the base of the stipe.

Worldwide: Southern, western and east africa and eastern asia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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crenatum (Forssk.) KuhnWNwDescription

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hypodematium.
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