Ophioglossum - Ophioglossaceae

Ophioglossum gramineum Willd.

 

 

 

 

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Description

Rhizome cylindrical. Stipe subterranean. Sterile lamina linear in outline, apex tapering to a point, 1-1.4 (-3) x 0.1-0.2 (-0.4) cm, veins with allongated areols, some veinlets incuded. Fertile segment inserted at the base of the lamina, sporangia 4-5.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Ghana.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

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 33.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Page 46.
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