Didymoglossum Desv.

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 widely creeping, covered with dark hairs, roots absent, root-like shoots present. Fronds simple, sometimes lobed to pinnatifid, venetion catadromous. Sori often immersed in the laminae, tubular to campanulate, involucre bilibiate or truncate to dilate, receptacles exserted

Derivation of name: Didymus: double, glossum: tong; some species have a bilabiate soral aperture

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

Worldwide: C. 30 species, pantropical distribution

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Didymoglossum erosum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erosum (Willd.) J.P. RouxEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Didymoglossum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Didymoglossum
Flora of Mozambique: Didymoglossum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Didymoglossum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Didymoglossum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Didymoglossum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Didymoglossum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Didymoglossum

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: Genus page: Didymoglossum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2377, retrieved 29 August 2016

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