164.600 Microgramma C.Presl

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Description of the genus

Rhizome widely creeping, laterally branched; rhizome scales lanceolate to subulate, peltate. Fronds widely spaced, articulated, simple, entire, mostly slightly dimorphic, fertile fronds longer and narrower than sterile fronds, firmly herbaceous to coriaceous. Sori round to elongate, arranged in 1 or more series on either side of the primary vein.

Derivation of name: mikros: small, gramma: line; a reference to the two lines of relatively small sori

Worldwide: c. 15 species, neotropical distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Microgramma mauritiana

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mauritiana (Willd.) TardieuEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microgramma:

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Flora of Malawi: Microgramma
Flora of Mozambique: Microgramma
Flora of Zambia: Microgramma

External websites:

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

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: Microgramma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=48, retrieved 25 August 2016

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