Sticherus C.Presl

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

Description of the genus

Fronds branching repeatedly into two as a result of the abortion of the terminal buds, without a pair of stipule-like pinnae at the primary branching of the fronds. Ultimate segments borne on all lamina axes; veins forked once. Branches of lamina with dormant apices of the highest order pinnatifid. Sori with solitary or sometimes 2 or 3 sporangia.

Derivation of name: stichos: a row of things; pinnules are placed in ordered rows.

Worldwide: c. 80 species, pantropical, poorly represented in Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sticherus umbraculiferus

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umbraculiferus (Kunze) ChingEDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sticherus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sticherus., retrieved 30 September 2022

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