191.700 Tectaria Cav.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Rhizome stout, creeping or erect; rhizome scales, thin, entire. Fronds tufted, herbaceous to coriaceous. Stipe shiny, scaly, not articulated. Lamina 2-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate, basal pinnae often basiscopically developed, often with proliferating buds along the lamina axis; ultimate segments entire or lobed; veins anastomosing with or without included veinlets. Sori round; indusia peltate or round-kidney-shaped or absent.

Derivation of name: tectus: hidden, secret; possibly alluding to the deeply shaded habitats of the ferns of this genus.

Worldwide: c. 210 species, paleotropic distribution.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Tectaria gemmifera

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gemmifera (Fée) AlstonEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tectaria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Tectaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=72, retrieved 22 May 2024

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