191.100 Didymochlaena Desv.

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

Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome erect, massive, forming a short caudex; rhizome scales brown, subentire. Fronds tufted, firmly herbaceous, monomorphic. Stipe not articulated, scaly. Lamina oblong-ovate in outline, bipinnate. Pinnules dimidiate, trapeziform, articulated at the base, apex rounded, basal margin thickened; veins free. Sori elongate, terminal on the veins; indusia peltate with narrow elongated stalk.

Derivation of name: didymos: twin, double, chlaina: cover; referring to the seemingly double indusia.

Worldwide: 1 species, pantropical distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Didymochlaena truncatula

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truncatula (Sw.) J. Sm.EDescription, Image

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Didymochlaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Didymochlaena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Didymochlaena

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: Didymochlaena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=71, retrieved 30 May 2016

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