124.000 Hymenophyllum Sm.

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Description of the genus

Rhizome filiform, widely creeping, subglabrous with few and fine roots. Fronds 2- to 4-pinnatifid, glabrous or set with stellate hairs, segments entire or serrate, venation anadromous. Sori marginal with 2 indusial valves, receptacles usually not exserted.

Derivation of name: hymen: membrane, phyllon: leaf; the leaves are very delicate and thin

Worldwide: c. 250 species, tropical and temperate distribution

Caprivi: 4 cultivated taxa.

Hymenophyllum kuhnii

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capillare Desv.Description, Image
kuhnii C. Chr.Description, Image
splendidum (Bosch) Copel.Description, Image
triangulare BakerDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Hymenophyllum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hymenophyllum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenophyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hymenophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hymenophyllum
Plants of the World Online: Hymenophyllum
Tropicos: Hymenophyllum
Wikipedia: Hymenophyllum

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: genus page: Hymenophyllum.
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