153.300 Blotiella R.M. Tryon

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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping or erect, often massive. Fronds tufted, closely spaced; pinnate (in young fronds), but 2-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate in more mature fronds, pubescent to hirsute, at least on the under surface; veins anastomosing freely. Sori discrete, not continuous, confined to lobe sinuses, marginal with membranous indusia.

Derivation of name: Blotiella: named after Madame M.L. Tardieu-Blot(1902-1998), a pteridologistof the Natural History Museum in Paris

Comment: To be able to distinguish the 2 species with absolute certainty, one needs to examen the rhizome!
Although only 2 species are known from our area, resent research in east Africa has led to the description of additional species. As far as we know such research has not yet been done in our area. It is therefore possible that additional species could occur in our region. (Pers. comm. C. Jongkind, 04-2012)

Worldwide: c. 12 species from tropical America, Africa to the Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Blotiella glabra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
glabra (Bory) R.M. TryonEDescription, Image
natalensis (Hook.) R.M. TryonE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Blotiella:

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Flora of Malawi: Blotiella
Flora of Mozambique: Blotiella
Flora of Zambia: Blotiella

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Blotiella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=39, retrieved 23 March 2017

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