182.500 Cyclosorus Link

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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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyclosorus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyclosorus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyclosorus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyclosorus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cyclosorus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyclosorus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyclosorus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyclosorus
Plants of the World Online: Cyclosorus
Tropicos: Cyclosorus
Wikipedia: Cyclosorus

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: Cyclosorus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=59, retrieved 26 February 2024

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