182.500 Cyclosorus Link

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

Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome wide-creeping, branched. Fronds monomorphic, closely to widely spaced, pinnate to 2-pinnate. Lamina with thin scales on the undersurface of costae, no reduced basal pinnae. Pinnae lobes with a few pairs of veins meeting below the sinus between the lobes. Sori circular; indusium very small, reniform.

Derivation of name: kuklos: circle; referring to the shape of the sori.

Worldwide: c. 3 species, pantropical distribution.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Cyclosorus interruptus

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
interruptus (Willd.) H. ItôB,N,C,E,SNw,Lp,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
striatus (Schumach.) ChingB,NCb,Lp,N,WDescription

Other sources of information about Cyclosorus:

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Flora of Botswana: Cyclosorus
Flora of Caprivi: Cyclosorus
Flora of Malawi: Cyclosorus
Flora of Mozambique: Cyclosorus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyclosorus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyclosorus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyclosorus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyclosorus
Wikipedia: Cyclosorus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyclosorus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyclosorus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cyclosorus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=59, retrieved 27 January 2023

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