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

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

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

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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

Other sources of information about Elaphoglossum:

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Flora of Malawi: Elaphoglossum
Flora of Mozambique: Elaphoglossum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elaphoglossum

External websites:

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

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Elaphoglossum.
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