117.600 Osmunda L.

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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 FZ

Description of the genus

Rhizome erect, without scales, covered with a mass of persistent winged leaf-bases. Lamina 2-pinnate, with the fertile pinnules borne at the apex; veins free. Fertile pinnules markedly different, namely much narrower, than the sterile pinnules. Sporangia borne in dense clusters on both sides of fertile pinnules.

Worldwide: c. 7 species, subcosmopolitan distribution

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Osmunda regalis

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regalis L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Osmunda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Osmunda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Osmunda

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Osmunda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=10, retrieved 21 November 2014

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