153.200 Hypolepis Bernh.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

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 subterranean, widely creeping, slender. Fronds large, widely spaced, 2-5-pinnatifid; veins free, rarely anastomosing. Sori small, ± circular, terminal on the veins and confined to the lobe sinuses; pseudo-indusium formed by a reflexed marginal flap. Spores monolete.

Derivation of name: hypo: under, lepis: scale; the sori are covered by a modified, scale-like flap of the margin

Worldwide: c. 40 species in tropical and warm regions of the world

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hypolepis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypolepis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypolepis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypolepis
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Tropicos: Hypolepis
Wikipedia: Hypolepis

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hypolepis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=38, retrieved 4 March 2024

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