Ophioglossum - Ophioglossaceae

Ophioglossum ammophilum C.D. Adams






Common name


Rhizome fusiform to linear , apex bearing numerous, persistent old stipe bases. Leaves green with orange tinged median vein, held at more than 30% from the ground. Petiole subterranean for < 70% of its lenght. Fertile segment inserted at or just above the base of the lamina.




Along edges of seasonal pans in woodland.

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan, Zambia.

Growth form



  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13 Page 32.
  • 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 32.