Pteridophyta: Polypodiales

Oleandraceae - Crevice creepers

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

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

Description of the family

Terrestrial or lithophytic ferns. Rhizome scandent or wide-creeping, laterally branched. Stipe articulated. Fronds monomorphic, numerous, widely spaced, simple, deciduous, venation free. Sori circular, in a single row on either side of the midrib near costae; indusium kidney-shaped, opening outwards, homosporous.

Worldwide: 1 genus and c. 40 species worldwide.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Oleandra distenta

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Oleandra Cav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Oleandraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Oleandraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oleandraceae
Flora of Zambia: Oleandraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oleandraceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Oleandraceae., retrieved 20 July 2024

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