Loxogramme - Polypodiaceae

Loxogramme latifolia Bonap.






Loxogramme lanceolata Sw. (C.Presl.) var. latifolia (Bonap.) Benl

Common name


Rhizome short; rhizome scales ± black, lanceolate in outline, 2–5 x 0.5 mm. Fronds tufted, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 20–50 x 2–4(–6.5) cm, finely pointed, very gradually narrowed at the base into a short winged stipe, entire, glabrous, costa sunken above, flattened beneath; nerves scarcely visible, forming a row of elongated areoles. Sori linear, oblique, overlapping by 1/4–1/2 of their length.





Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Dem. Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Ghana, Liberia, Uganda.

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 344. (Includes a picture).
  • Verdcourt, B. (2001) Polypodiaceae.Flora of Tropical East Africa, Page 33.