Lonchitis L.

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

Verdcourt, B. (1999) Dennstaedtiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping, subterranean with flattened short brown hairs. Stipe with 2 C- shaped bundles uniting to form 1 bundle or sometimes additional bundles present. Fronds closely spaced, pinnatifid to 3-pinnatifid, veins freely or rarely anastomosing to form a few large areoles along the costa with no included veins. Sori marginal, elongate, straight or curved, short, in or around the sinuses of the frond segments; indusium membranous, formed from the reflexed margin of the lamina, opening inwards.

Comment: Other species frequently referred to this genus are now placed in Blotiella.

Worldwide: A genus of 2 species, L. hirsuta occuring in tropical America and L. occidentalis in Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lonchitis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2403, retrieved 20 November 2019

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