194.300 Diplazium Sw.

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 Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Large terrestrial plants. Rhizome erect to suberect, often forming a caudex, with strong black roots. Fronds monomorphic, large, tufted, pinnately compound, often with proliferous buds distally along the costa. Stipe not articulated. Lamina herbacious to coriaceous, mostly glabrous, sometimes scaly on rhachis, costae and costules; veins free or anastomosing. Sori linear, elongated, paired; indusia linear, attached along its entire lenght, set back to back, i.e. the one opening outwards, the other inwards.

Derivation of name: diplazein: to double; referring to the frequently paired sori.

Worldwide: Near cosmopolitan distribution, ± 400 species.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
esculentum (Retz.) Sw.?Description
nemorale (Baker) SchelpeEDescription
zanzibaricum (Baker) C. Chr.EDescription

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

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: Diplazium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=76, retrieved 25 July 2016

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