Vittaria - Adiantaceae

Vittaria owariensis Fée

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Gabon

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Haplopteris owariensis (Fée) E.H.Crane

Common name

Description

Rhizome scales narrowly deltoid in outline, very long and narrowly tapered, formed of colourless light cells with thick, black walls. Frond short, slender. Stipe short, light brown. Lamina 15-20 x 0.3 cm long, linear in outline, tough, gradually narrowed at the base, apex pointed, midrib little apparent. Sori submarginal, deeply sunken.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria.

Growth form

Epiphytic.

Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 74.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8. Flore du Gabon, Page 96.
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