124.800 Abrodictyum C. Presl

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

Description of the genus

Rhizome erect or short-creeping, covered with brown to blackish hairs, roots numerous and robust. Fronds 3 to 4 pinnate, first set of veins arise apically from the midrib towards the apex. Sori tubular, involucre truncate, receptacles long exserted.

Derivation of name: Abros: soft, dictyon: netted; the fronds of some species have a lace-like appearance

Comment: Abrodictyum was included in the widely circumscribed genus Trichomanes.

Worldwide: c. 25 species, pantropical distribution

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Abrodictyum rigidum

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rigidum (Sw.) Ebihara & DubuissonEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Abrodictyum:

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

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: Abrodictyum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=18, retrieved 22 December 2014

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