Lellingeria - Polypodiaceae

Lellingeria paucipinnata Parris

 

 

 

 

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Description

Rhizome short-creeping. Fronds simple to pinnate, very closely spaced, stipes ± 0.1 mm apart in each row. Stipe 5–6 mm long with hairs. Lamina linear-oblanceolate to linear-elliptic in outline, ± 4 x 0.2–0.3 cm, apex bluntly pointed to rounded, base long-attenuate, pinnate at base or basal 1/3 divided to a distance 0.1– 0.2 mm from the midrib, apical 2/3 ± entire, pinnae 1–3 pairs and 3–5 pairs of apical lobes, longest pinnae ± 1 x 1–2 mm, broadly triangular in outline, bluntly pointed to rounded, with hairs sparse to scattered on both surfaces of lamina and rhachis; lateral veins simple, free, each vein ending marked by an elongate hydathode on upper surface of lamina. Sori in ± entire apical 2/3 of lamina, not on pinnae, 18 in each row.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Epiphyte in ericaceous zone, or on boulders in stream bed, growing with bryopytes.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Tanzania .

Growth form

Epiphytic, lithophytic.

Literature

  • Parris, B.S. (2005) Grammitidaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pages 9 - 10. (Includes a picture).
  • 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 156.
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