198.600 Elaphoglossum Schott ex J. Sm.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

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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

Plants terrestrial, lithophytic or epiphytic. Rhizome creeping, rhizome scales brown or black, entire or fimbriate or dentate. Fronds simple, tufted or spaced, herbacous or coriaceous. stipe articulated at the base. Lamina dimorphic, entire or ciliate, glabrous or thinly to densely set with scales, veins free. Sporangia acrostichoid on the underside.

Derivation of name: elaphos: stag, glossis: tongue; referring to the tongue-like shape of the leaves.

Worldwide: 600-800 species, pantropical and temperate distribution.

Zambia: 7 taxa.

Elaphoglossum spathulatum var. spathulatum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acrostichoides (Hook. & Grev.) SchelpeDescription, Image
coursii TardieuDescription
lancifolium (Desv.) C.V. MortonN,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
rhodesianum SchelpeNMcDescription
spathulatum (Bory) T. Moore var. spathulatum WNw,Cb,Mc,CDescription, Image
welwitschii (Baker) C. Chr.NDescription
zambesiacum SchelpeN,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription

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Tropicos: Elaphoglossum
Wikipedia: Elaphoglossum

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Elaphoglossum.
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