Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 58, No 2 (2000)

Pteridophytes of the Okavango Delta, Botswana (Southern Africa)

Efrén Vega Hernández
Departamento de Biologfa, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Rodulio Caudales
Department of Science and Technology, Colegio Universitario del Este, Ana G. Meiidez University System, Puerto Rico


The Okavango Delta in Botswana constitutes one of the larger inland deltas in the world. Fifteen species of fern were found in this ecological system integrated into 10 genera and 9 families. Included in this report are descriptions of each family, genus and species. Also given are artificial keys to the genera, as well as keys for genera and species within the family when necessary. A documented distribution and ecological notes for each species also appears.


Pteridophyta; Okavango Delta; Botswana

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