194.100 Athyrium Roth

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Description of the genus

Terrestrial or epilithic ferns. Rhizome creeping or suberect to erect. Fronds monomorphic. Stipe and rhachis adaxially sulcate. Lamina pinnately compound, mostly glabrous; veins free, pinnately branched, ending short of the margin. Sori linear, borne medially along the veins or just past a fork; indusium linear to reniform, attached almost along its entire lenght, often with long marginal outgrowths.

Derivation of name: athuréin: alluding to the variable shape of the sori

Worldwide: Near cosmopolitan genus, mostly distributed through the north temperate regions, ± 180 species.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Athyrium schimperi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
newtonii BakerEDescription, Image
schimperi Moug. ex FéeC,EDescription, Image

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Athyrium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=75, retrieved 30 May 2024

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