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  • Ophioglossaceae Martinov

This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Herbs, mainly terrestrial but some epiphytic, usually small and fleshy
Rhizomes
Rhizome globose to elongate; roots lacking root hairs, mycorrhizal
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

[FWTA]

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

Habit
Terrestrial, rarely epiphytic (none in W.Africa) herbs
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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Terrestrial or epiphytic herbs with globose, subglobose or elongated rhizomes

Ophioglossaceae Martinov appears in other Kew resources:

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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