Pteris - Pteridaceae

Pteris barombiensis Hieron.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Common name

Description

Stipe reddish. Lamina bipinnate, deltoid-oval, c. 60 x 50 cm; pinnae c. 7 pairs, linear-lanceolate in outline, deeply pinnatifid, apex abruptly caudate, base with auricle; lobes 25-28 pairs, deltoid, acute, entire; costae without spines; veins forming a narrow areole parallel to the costa. Sori in marginal line for most of the length of the fertile lobes.

Notes

Derivation

barombiensis: from Barombi, where this species was discovered.

Habitat

In forest.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon.

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 169.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Page 164. (Includes a picture).
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