160.100 Lepisorus (J. Sm.) Ching

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

Description of the genus

Plants lithophytic or epiphytic. Rhizome creeping, laterally branched. Fronds simple, monomorphic, articulated at stipe base, spaced apart. Lamina entire; veins anastomosing, most areoles with included veinlets. Stipe short, distally narrowly winged. Sori round, on both sides of the costa, sometimes submarginal, on the distal part of the lamina, exindusiate. Soral paraphyses peltate, conspicuous in young sori.

Derivation of name: lepis: scaly, referring to the large scales arising within or from the edge of the sorus.

Comment: This genus was previously included in Pleopeltis

Worldwide: c. 25 species, palaeotropical distribution

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Lepisorus excavatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
excavatus (Willd.) ChingN,EDescription, Image
schraderi (Mett.) ChingE,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Lepisorus
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Wikipedia: Lepisorus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lepisorus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lepisorus

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: Lepisorus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=45, retrieved 25 September 2022

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