196.800 Oleandra Cav.

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Description of the genus

Rhizome long, creeping, laterally branched with brown, alternate, peltate rhizome-scales. Stipe articulated onto phyllopods (a short scaly base). Fronds simple, entire, uniform, widely spaced; veins free, parallel. Sori superficial on the veins, in a row on each side of the midrib near the costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.

Derivation of name: Oleandra: the leaves vagely look like the leaves of oleander (Nerium oleander).

Worldwide: c. 40 species, pantropical distribution

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Oleandra distenta

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Other sources of information about Oleandra:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Oleandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=79, retrieved 25 May 2024

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