171.500 Melpomene A.R. Sm. & R.C. Moran

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

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

Description of the genus

Plants epiphytic or lithophytic. Rhizome short- or long-creeping. Fronds shortly or widely spaced. Lamina narrowly linear in outline, pinnatifid; venation free, simple or forked. sori elliptic at the veins ends.

Worldwide: c. 20 species mainly in the neotropics with one extending to Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Melpomene flabelliformis

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flabelliformis (Poir.) A.R. Sm. & R.C. MoranEDescription, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melpomene
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Melpomene
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Melpomene
Wikipedia: Melpomene
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melpomene
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melpomene

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: Melpomene.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=52, retrieved 28 January 2023

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