Blotiella - Dennstaedtiaceae

Blotiella coriacea Verdc.

 

 

 

 

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Description

Rhizome and stipe not known. Lamina at least 70 cm long, bipinnate; rhachis with dense dark brown curved hairs; pinnules narrowly triangular, 2.5–6.5 x 2–4 cm, somewhat hastate at base, stalked (stalks 3–5 mm long), distinctly leathery with shiny surface, with brown hairs on midrib above and scattered dark brown curved hairs on surface beneath. Sorus apparently continuous.

Notes

The material on which this taxa has been described is sparse and has a somewhat abnormal look, several of the pinnules being deformed.

Derivation

coriacea: coriaceous, the lamina is leathery.

Habitat

Montane heath, 1730m.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Tanzania .

Growth form

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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 108.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1999) Dennstaedtiaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pages 21 - 22.
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