Ophioglossaceae Martinov

First published in Tekhno-Bot. Slovar 438. 1820 [3 Aug 1820] , as 'Ophioglosseae' (1820)
This family is accepted

Descriptions

Ophioglossaceae, J.E. Burrows, M.Sc. & R.J. Johns, M.Sc.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, mainly terrestrial but some epiphytic, usually small and fleshy
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome globose to elongate; roots lacking root hairs, mycorrhizal
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few to solitary, simple or divided, sterile segments foliaceous, fertile segments terminal, spike-like, petiolate, simple or compound; both sterile and fertile segments arising from a common stipe, glabrous or hairy
[FTEA]

Ophioglossaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial, rarely epiphytic (none in W.Africa) herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few or solitary, simple (Ophioglossum) or decompound (Botrychium) with a sterile foliaceous segment and fertile non–foliaceous dorsal segment, arising from a common stipe; fertile segments simple, linear (Ophioglossum), or compound
[FWTA]

Ophioglossaceae, E. A. C. L. E. Schelpe. Flora Zambesiaca. 1970

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial or epiphytic herbs with globose, subglobose or elongated rhizomes
[FZ]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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