198.500 Bolbitis Schott

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

Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial or semi-aquatic. Rhizome creeping; rhizome scales dark, entire. Stipe not articulated. Fronds closely spaced, deeply pinnatifid to pinnate, weakly dimorphic, gemmiferous in some species; sterile pinnae glabrous, usually crenate, fertile pinnae usually narrower. Veins anastomosing with included free veinlets. Sporangia acrostichoid.

Derivation of name: bolbos: a bulb, itis: closely connected; referring to the bulbils produced on the frond of some species.

Worldwide: c. 44 species, pantropical distribution.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Bolbitis heudelotii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gemmifera (Hieron.) C. Chr.Description, Image
heudelotii (Bory ex Fée) AlstonN,WNw,NDescription, Image

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iNaturalist: Bolbitis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bolbitis
JSTOR Plant Science: Bolbitis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bolbitis
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Tropicos: Bolbitis
Wikipedia: Bolbitis

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: Bolbitis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=82, retrieved 11 December 2023

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