118.800 Dicranopteris Bernh.

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

Rhizome bearing multicellular hairs, but without scales. Frond branching repeatedly into two as a result of the abortion of the terminal buds, with a pair of stipule-like pinnae at the primary, and often also at the secondary branching points. Terminal buds bearing hairs similar to those of the rhizomes. Sori with 8 or more sporangia.

Derivation of name: di-cranos: two-headed, pteris: fern; referring to the dichrotomous branching pattern.

Worldwide: c. 12 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Dicranopteris linearis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.N,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dicranopteris:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dicranopteris
Flora of Mozambique: Dicranopteris
Flora of Zambia: Dicranopteris

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dicranopteris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=13, retrieved 27 March 2023

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