Lellingeria oosora (Baker) A.R. Sm. & R.C. Moran

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Lellingeria oosora

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Lellingeria oosora

Photo: Petra Ballings

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Synonyms: Grammitis oosora (Baker) J.E. Burrows
Xiphopteris oosora (Baker) Alston
Common names:
Rhizome c. 1 mm diameter, shortly creeping to ascending; scales brown, entire, lanceolate, up to 1.5 mm long. Fronds pinnatifid, tufted, erect, sessile or subsessile, subcoriaceous. Stipe short, less than 1/7 the length of the lamina or included in the lamina. Lamina up to 70 × 4 mm, linear in outline, deeply pinnatifid into oblong lobes, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib dark brown to blackish; veins free, ending in a conspicuous pale hydathode on the upper surface. Sori round to elliptic, one on each lobe next to the midrib.
Derivation of specific name: oosora: with sori shaped like an egg
Altitude range:
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, Côte d' Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Sao Tomé, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 186 - 187. As Grammitis oosora (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 89.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 6.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 107.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 156.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 143 - 144. As Xiphopteris oosora

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Lellingeria oosora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101580, retrieved 23 June 2024

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