Elaphoglossum kuhnii Hieron.

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Elaphoglossum kuhnii

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Rhizome creeping; rhizome scales up to 5 mm long, ovate to lanceolate, subentire, tapering to a point, pale brown, sometimes with a dark margin. Fronds firmly herbaceous to coriaceous, simple, tufted, erect or arching. Stipes densely set with spreading, pale to reddish-brown ovate-lanceolate, ciliate scales of about 3 mm long. Stipes of fertile fronds (up to 25 cm) usually longer than those of sterile fronds (up to 11 cm long). Sterile lamina up to 9-30 × 1.3-2.7 cm, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblanceolate in outline, apex rounded to pointed, base wedge-shaped to tapering, slightly oblique, thinly set on the upper surface and densely set on the undersurface with pale brown to reddish-brown, translucent, oblong-lanceolate to round, ciliate scales, becoming glabrous with age. Fertile lamina up to 8 × 1.2 cm, verry narrowly oblong to linear, apex rounded, base tapering, upper surface scaly, under-surface covered completely with sporangia.
Derivation of specific name: kuhnii: named after J. Kuehn, German botanist and author of Filices Africanae (1868) and Filices Deckenianae (1867).
Altitude range:
Worldwide distribution: From West tropical Africa (Bioko, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone) it jumps to Mount Mulanje in Malawi and a few isolated localities in 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. Page 288. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 97.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 424 - 426. (Includes a picture).

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 7.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 150.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 215 - 216.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 78.

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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: Elaphoglossum kuhnii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102180, retrieved 14 June 2024

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