164.600 Microgramma C.Presl

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Description of the genus

Rhizome widely creeping, laterally branched; rhizome scales lanceolate to subulate, peltate. Fronds widely spaced, articulated, simple, entire, mostly slightly dimorphic, fertile fronds longer and narrower than sterile fronds, firmly herbaceous to coriaceous. Sori round to elongate, arranged in 1 or more series on either side of the primary vein.

Derivation of name: mikros: small, gramma: line; a reference to the two lines of relatively small sori

Worldwide: c. 15 species, neotropical distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Microgramma mauritiana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mauritiana (Willd.) TardieuEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Microgramma:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Microgramma
Flora of Malawi: Microgramma
Flora of Mozambique: Microgramma
Flora of Zambia: Microgramma

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Microgramma
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Microgramma
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Microgramma
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iNaturalist: Microgramma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Microgramma
JSTOR Plant Science: Microgramma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Microgramma
Plants of the World Online: Microgramma
Tropicos: Microgramma
Wikipedia: Microgramma

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: Microgramma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=48, retrieved 26 May 2024

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