Pteridophyta: Polypodiales

Lindsaeaceae - Screw ferns

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

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

Description of the family

Terrestrial or epiphytic ferns. Rhizome short creeping, often with hair-like scales. Stipe not articulate, with 2 C-shaped vascular bundles back to back. Fronds numerous, monomorphic, pinnate to 2-pinnate. Stipe and rhachis adaxially with a longitudinal groove. Lamina surfaces glabrous or with hairs similar to those occuring on the rhizome; venation free or anastomosing, without included veinlets. Sori marginal or submarginal, linear or oblong, indusium opening towards the margin, homosporous.

Worldwide: 8 genera, c. 200 species, pantropical distribution.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Lindsaeaceae:

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Flora of Malawi: Lindsaeaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Lindsaeaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lindsaeaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lindsaeaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Lindsaeaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=121, retrieved 27 April 2017

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