116.600 Ptisana Murdock

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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 massive, erect, bearing massive persistent leaf bases (stipules), forming caudex. Fronds large, 2-pinnate. Sori in bivalved synangia.

Derivation of name: pearl bearing, referring to the synangium that is reminiscent of pearl barley.

Comment: The genus Marattia was recently split into three distinct genera: Marattia, Eupodium and Ptisana.

Worldwide: ± 20 species, palaeotropical distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

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fraxinea (Sm.) Murdock var. salicifolia (Schrad.) MurdockE,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Ptisana
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ptisana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ptisana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ptisana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ptisana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ptisana

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: Ptisana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=9, retrieved 26 October 2014

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