Pteridophyta: Polypodiales

Oleandraceae - Crevice creepers

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

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Description of the family

Terrestrial or lithophytic ferns. Rhizome scandent or wide-creeping, laterally branched. Stipe articulated. Fronds monomorphic, numerous, widely spaced, simple, deciduous, venation free. Sori circular, in a single row on either side of the midrib near costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.

Comment: The genus Arthropteris has recently been put within the family of the Tectariaceae.

Worldwide: 1 genus and c. 40 species worldwide.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Oleandra distenta

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Oleandra Cav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Oleandraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oleandraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oleandraceae
Flora of Zambia: Oleandraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oleandraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Oleandraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=156, retrieved 25 May 2016

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