127.900 Anemia Sw.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Plants terrestrial or lithophytic. Rhizome short, creeping to erect, with hairs. Fronds tufted, herbaceous, hemidimorphic, pinnate to 2-pinnate, with the basal pair of pinnae usually fertile. venation free. Fertile pinnae markedly different to the sterile pinnae, long-petiolate, dissected, with much-contracted segments bearing sporangia in 2 rows on each segment.

Derivation of name: Aneimon means naked, this refers to the uncovered sporangia.

Worldwide: c.100 species in tropical and warm areas, especially America; few species in Africa, Madagascar and the Indian subcontinent.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Anemia simii

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis AlstonNDescription, Image
simii TardieuN,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Anemia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anemia
Flora of Malawi: Anemia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anemia
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iNaturalist: Anemia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anemia
JSTOR Plant Science: Anemia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anemia
Plants of the World Online: Anemia
Tropicos: Anemia
Wikipedia: Anemia

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: Anemia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=21, retrieved 5 October 2023

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