116.600 Ptisana Murdock

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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

Rhizome massive, erect, bearing massive persistent leaf bases (stipules), forming caudex. Fronds large, 2-pinnate. Sori in bivalved synangia.

Derivation of name: pearl bearing, referring to the synangium that is reminiscent of pearl barley.

Worldwide: ± 20 species, palaeotropical distribution.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fraxinea (Sm.) Murdock var. salicifolia (Schrad.) MurdockN,WNw,NDescription, Image

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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: Ptisana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=9, retrieved 28 November 2023

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