196.800 Oleandra Cav.

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 long, creeping, laterally branched with brown, alternate, peltate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated onto phyllopods (a short scaly base). Fronds simple, entire, uniform, widely spaced; veins free, parallel. Sori superficial on the veins, in a row on each side of the midrib near the costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.

Derivation of name: Oleandra: the leaves vagely look like the leaves of oleander (Nerium oleander).

Worldwide: c. 40 species, pantropical distribution

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Oleandra distenta

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
distenta KunzeN,W,CNw,Lp,N,Mc,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oleandra:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oleandra
Flora of Mozambique: Oleandra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oleandra

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Oleandra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=79, retrieved 20 February 2020

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