Loxogramme - Polypodiaceae

Loxogramme buettneri (Kuhn) C.Chr.






Polypodium buettneri Kuhn
Loxogramme chevalieri Tardieu

Common name


Rhizome short; rhizome scales deltoid in outline. Fronds tufted, sessile. Lamina up to 12 x 2 cm, lanceolate in outline, apex rounded, base gradually narrowed, margins uneven, midrib visible, prominent on the upper surface; viens obsolete. Sori at an angle, thick, overlapping about 1/2 of their length, not reaching either the costa or the margin, sometimes appearing submarginal.




Distribution worldwide

See African ditribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Tanzania .

Growth form



  • 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 159.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3.Flore du Cameroun, Page 343. (Includes a picture).
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8.Flore du Gabon, Page 205.
  • Verdcourt, B. (2001) Polypodiaceae.Flora of Tropical East Africa, Page 35. Addendum: L. buettneri recorded from Nguru Mts.