182.800 Amauropelta Kunze

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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 terrestrial or epilithic. Rhizome erect or suberect; rhizome scales rather broad with few hairs. Fronds monomorphic, 2-pinnatifid, pinnae gradually decrescent towards base and apex. Veins free, veins of the pinna lobes not meeting below the sinus. Sori round, exindusiate or with a very small indusium.

Derivation of name: amaurus: obscure, pelta: shield; alluding to the very small indusium.

Worldwide: c. 200 species, neotropical distribution with a few species in Africa and the Madagascan region.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Amauropelta bergiana var. bergiana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bergiana (Schltdl.) Holttum var. bergiana W,EDescription, Image
oppositiformis (C. Chr.) HolttumEDescription

Other sources of information about Amauropelta:

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Flora of Malawi: Amauropelta
Flora of Mozambique: Amauropelta
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External websites:

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

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: Amauropelta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=61, retrieved 6 February 2023

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