159.200 Belvisia Mirb.

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 shortly creeping; scales peltate, clathrate. Fronds tufted, simple. Stipe short, articulated. Lamina linear to narrowly elliptic in outline, entire, glabrous; venation reticulate with free included veinlets. Sporangia acrostichoid borne on a linear segment at the apex of the frond.

Derivation of name: bellus: pretty, videre: to look at; obscure derivation

Worldwide: c. 10 species in the tropics and warm temperate areas of the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Belvisia spicata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
spicata (L.f.) Mirb. ex Copel.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Belvisia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Belvisia
Flora of Mozambique: Belvisia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Belvisia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Belvisia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Belvisia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Belvisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Belvisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Belvisia
JSTOR Plant Science: Belvisia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Belvisia
Plants of the World Online: Belvisia
Tropicos: Belvisia
Wikipedia: Belvisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Belvisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=44, retrieved 26 May 2024

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