Crepidomanes - Hymenophyllaceae

Crepidomanes clarenceanum (Ballard) Pic.Serm.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Didymoglossum dilatatum Bosch
Trichomanes clarenceanum F.Ballard
Trichomanes dilatatum Kuhn
Vandenboschia dilatata (Bosch) G.Kunkel

Common name

Description

Rhizome creeping, with black hairs. Fronds monomorphic, spaced, palmate or fan-shaped, not proliferous. Stipe 0.5-1 cm long, winged for half of its lenght. Lamina 3.5-5 cm, lanceolate in outline, divided in linear segments, entire or forked, margins entire; false vein present and an interrupted vein along the margin. Sori indusiate; indusium marginal, funnel shaped, opening expanded.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Dem. Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), 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 39.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Page 84.
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