155.200 Pyrrosia Mirb.

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Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping, slender; rhizome scales peltate, entire or ciliate. Fronds monomorphic, with or without disticnt stipes, articulated to the rhizome, simple, margins entire, coriaceous, densely covered on both surfaces with stellate hairs but upper surface usually becoming glabrous with age. Veins obscure except for the midrib. Sori numerous, round to slightly elongated, arranged in several closely spaced, parallel rows on both sides of the midrib on the upper part of the frond, when immature protected by stellate hairs, becoming visible at maturity.

Derivation of name: pyrros: flamecoloured, red; referring to the coat of red stellate hairs of some species.

Worldwide: c. 51 species, palaeotropical distribution.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Pyrrosia rhodesiana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lanceolata (L.) Farw.EDescription
rhodesiana (C. Chr.) SchelpeEDescription, Image
schimperiana (Mett. ex Kuhn) Alston var. schimperiana N,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pyrrosia:

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Flora of Malawi: Pyrrosia
Flora of Mozambique: Pyrrosia
Flora of Zambia: Pyrrosia

External websites:

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

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: Pyrrosia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=43, retrieved 26 May 2017

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