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Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping; scales peltate. Fronds tufted or spaced, simple to deeply pinnatifid, margins entire, glabrous, coriaceous, subsessile or stipidate, usually articulated. Veins reticulate, all areoles with included veinlets, ending or not ending in hydathodes. Sori round, aligned in rows on each side of the midrib or irregurlarly distributed, superficial or sunken, with or without paraphyses.

Derivation of name: mokros: small, soros: sori; referring to the relatively small sori of some species.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, tropical and temperate distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

scolopendria (Burm. f.) Copel.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Microsorum:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Microsorum
Flora of Malawi: Microsorum
Flora of Mozambique: Microsorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microsorum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Microsorum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Microsorum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Microsorum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Microsorum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Microsorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Microsorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Microsorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Microsorum
Plants of the World Online: Microsorum
Tropicos: Microsorum
Wikipedia: Microsorum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Microsorum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=46, retrieved 24 July 2024

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