192.300 Ctenitis (C.Chr.) C. Chr.

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

Plants terrestrial. Rhizome creeping, suberect to erect; rhizome scales linear to lanceolate. Fronds spaced or tufted, herbaceous, monomorphic. Stipes not articulated, scaly at the base. Lamina oblong-lanceolate to triangular-pentagonal in outline, 2-4 pinnatifid, hairs on both surfaces, but especially along castae and costules.; veins free, simple or forked. Sori round, on the veins; indusia small, kidney-shaped, spores monolete

Derivation of name: ktena: comb; alluding to the comb-like appearance of some of the bipinnate species of the genus.

Comment: Megalastrum is sometimes included in Ctenitis, we consider them to be 2 separated genera.

Worldwide: about 150 species, tropics and south temperate areas.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ctenitis:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ctenitis
Flora of Malawi: Ctenitis
Flora of Mozambique: Ctenitis
Flora of Zambia: Ctenitis

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Ctenitis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=73, retrieved 22 May 2024

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