196.900 Arthropteris J. Sm.

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

Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping; rhizome scales brown, peltate. Stipe articulated. Fronds spaced apart, pinnate to 2-pinnatifid, without proliferating buds; pinnae articulated to the rhachis; veins free with or without hydathodes. Sori circular, terminal on the veins; indusium kidney-shaped, entire.

Derivation of name: arthros: joint, pteris: fern; referring to the not always easily detectable articulation of the stipes.

Worldwide: 12-15 species, mainly in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Arthropteris orientalis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monocarpa (Cordem.) C. Chr.N,C,EDescription, Image
orientalis (J.F.Gmel.) Posth.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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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: Arthropteris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=80, retrieved 18 May 2024

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