196.800 Oleandra Cav.

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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 long, creeping, laterally branched with brown, alternate, peltate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated onto phyllopods (a short scaly base). Fronds simple, entire, uniform, widely spaced; veins free, parallel. Sori superficial on the veins, in a row on each side of the midrib near the costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.

Derivation of name: Oleandra: the leaves vagely look like the leaves of oleander (Nerium oleander).

Worldwide: c. 40 species, pantropical distribution

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Oleandra distenta

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Other sources of information about Oleandra:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Oleandra
Flora of Zambia: Oleandra

External websites:

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

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: Oleandra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=79, retrieved 23 November 2014

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