159.200 Belvisia Mirb.

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

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 shortly creeping; scales peltate, clathrate. Fronds tufted, simple. Stipe short, articulated. Lamina linear to narrowly elliptic in outline, entire, glabrous; venation reticulate with free included veinlets. Sporangia acrostichoid borne on a linear segment at the apex of the frond.

Derivation of name: bellus: pretty, videre: to look at; obscure derivation

Worldwide: c. 10 species in the tropics and warm temperate areas of the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Belvisia spicata

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Other sources of information about Belvisia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Belvisia

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

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: Belvisia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=44, retrieved 24 October 2014

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