167.600 Loxogramme (Blume) C. Presl

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Description of the genus

Rhizome widely creeping, slender, roots hairy; rhizome scales greyish, narrowly lanceolate-acuminate and hair-pointed. Fronds spaced apart, simple, thickly coracious, lanceolate, apex pointed. Stipe up to 3 cm long or pseudo-stipe in form of a narrow, winged extension of the lamina. Lamina entire, glabrous, with sunken midrib and obscure veins. Sori elongate, linear, set at an angle of c. 15% to the midrib, without paraphyses.

Derivation of name: loxos: oblique, gramma: line; referring to the line of obliquely set sori on each side of the midrib.

Worldwide: c. 25 species, tropical and warm temperate distribution with the largest concentration of species in Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Loxogramme abyssinica

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abyssinica (Baker) M.G. PriceC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Loxogramme:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Loxogramme.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=51, retrieved 14 April 2024

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