153.900 Lindsaea Dryand. ex Sm.

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

Description of the genus

Terrestrial or lithophytic ferns. Rhizome creeping; rhizome-scales brown, ovate-lanceolate, grading into hairs. Stipe not articulated. Fronds tufted or spaced, herbaceous, glabrous, pinnate; pinnae symmetrical or midrib forming the lower margin for some distance; veins free or less often, anastomosing. Sori marginal or submarginal, linear or oblong. Indusium opening outwards towards the margin.

Derivation of name: Lindsaea: named after John Lindsay, a Jamaican botanist

Worldwide: c. 150 species, palaeotropical.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Lindsaea ensifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ensifolia Sw.EDescription, Image
odorata Roxb.EDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lindsaea

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: Lindsaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=41, retrieved 28 March 2023

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