124.400 Crepidomanes (C. Presl ) C. Presl

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Description of the genus

Rhizome widely creeping, irregularly branched, densely covered with dark hairs and root-like shoots present. Fronds spaced, often distally winged, 2- or 3-pinnatifid, venation anadromous, free, with or without false veinlets. Sori terminal on the veins, solitary at the apex of the ultimate segments, tubular; involucre cup-shaped, usually with a bilabiate mouth, receptacles exserted.

Derivation of name: krepis: slipper,manes: cup-shaped; referring to the form of the involucre

Comment: Crepidomanes was included in the genus Trichomanes

Worldwide: c. 30 species, palaeotropical and north temperate distribution

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Crepidomanes inopinatum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
frappieri (Cordem.) J.P. RouxEDescription
inopinatum (Pic. Serm.) J.P. RouxEDescription, Image
melanotrichum (Schltdl.) J.P. RouxEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crepidomanes:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Crepidomanes
Flora of Mozambique: Crepidomanes
Flora of Zambia: Crepidomanes

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Crepidomanes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=16, retrieved 20 October 2020

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