153.300 Blotiella R.M. Tryon

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping or erect, often massive. Fronds tufted, closely spaced; pinnate (in young fronds), but 2-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate in more mature fronds, pubescent to hirsute, at least on the under surface; veins anastomosing freely. Sori discrete, not continuous, confined to lobe sinuses, marginal with membranous indusia.

Derivation of name: Blotiella: named after Madame M.L. Tardieu-Blot(1902-1998), a pteridologistof the Natural History Museum in Paris

Worldwide: c. 12 species from tropical America, Africa to the Mascarenes

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Blotiella glabra

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
crenata (Alston) SchelpeN,WNw,Lp,N,CDescription
currorii (Hook.) R.M. TryonNLpDescription
glabra (Bory) R.M. TryonNLpDescription, Image
natalensis (Hook.) R.M. TryonW,CCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Blotiella:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Blotiella
Flora of Malawi: Blotiella
Flora of Mozambique: Blotiella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Blotiella

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

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: Blotiella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=39, retrieved 4 March 2024

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