Triplophyllum Holttum


Description of the genus

Rhizome long-creeping, slender; rhizome scales slender, not clathrate. Fronds spaced. Lamina deltoid-pentagonal or somewhat elongate in outline; basal pinnae mostly fully pinnate, their basal basiscopic pinnules in some species bearing leaflets of the fourth order; ultimate leaflets almost always asymmetric at their bases, basiscopic base narrowly cuneate; venation free, sometimes anastomosing but not forming regular areoles, free veins absent from areoles; cylindric glands absent. Sori usually round; indusia reniform, in some species very small or absent.


Worldwide: 20 species, tropical Africa and America.



We have 18 taxa in the database for Triplophyllum.

  • Triplophyllum batesii Holttum
  • Triplophyllum buchholzii (Kuhn) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum dimidiatum (Mett. ex Kuhn) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum fraternum (Mett.) Holttum var. fraternum
  • Triplophyllum fraternum (Mett. ex Kuhn) Holttum ssp. biokoensis (Pic. Serm.) Pic.Serm. ?
  • Triplophyllum gabonense Holttum
  • Triplophyllum heudelotii Pic.Serm.
  • Triplophyllum jenseniae (C.Chr.) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum pilosissimum (J.Sm. ex T.Moore) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum principis Holltum
  • Triplophyllum protensum (Afzel. ex Sw.) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum securidiforme (Hook.) Holttum var. securidiforme
  • Triplophyllum securidiforme (Hook.) Holttum var. nanum (Bonap.) Holltum
  • Triplophyllum speciosum (Mett. ex Ettingh.) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum subquinquefidum (P.Beauv.) Pic.Serm.
  • Triplophyllum troupinii (Pic. Serm.) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum varians (T.Moore) Holttum
  • Triplophyllum vogelii (Hook.) Holttum