161.600 Microsorum Link

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

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 creeping; scales peltate. Fronds tufted or spaced, simple to deeply pinnatifid, margins entire, glabrous, coriaceous, subsessile or stipidate, usually articulated. Veins reticulate, all areoles with included veinlets, ending or not ending in hydathodes. Sori round, aligned in rows on each side of the midrib or irregurlarly distributed, superficial or sunken, with or without paraphyses.

Derivation of name: mokros: small, soros: sori; referring to the relatively small sori of some species.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, tropical and temperate distribution.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Microsorum punctatum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
pappei (Mett. ex Kuhn) ChingEDescription
punctatum (L.) Copel.EDescription, Image
scandens (G. Forst.) TindaleEDescription
scolopendria (Burm. f.) Copel.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microsorum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Microsorum

External websites:

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

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: Microsorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=46, retrieved 21 August 2014

Site software last modified: 12 October 2013 9:05pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use