Grammitis cryptophlebia (Baker) Copel.

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Synonyms: Grammitis molleri (Baker) Schelpe
Polypodium cryptophlebium Baker
Polypodium molleri Baker
Polypodium rutenbergii Luerssen
Common names:
Rhizomes short-creeping, not branched; rhizome scales narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate in outline, pale to medium red-brown, glabrous. Stipes winged to base or 1–3 mm long, glabrous or with translucent to pale red-brown hairs. Lamina narrowly oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate in outline, 12– 76+ mm long, 2– 4 mm wide, bluntly acute to obtuse at apex, long-attenuate at base, with translucent to pale red-brown on margin; lateral veins 1-forked, free, branch endings without hydathodes on adaxial surface of lamina. Sori in apical 1/8 to 3/4 of lamina, 1– 4 in each row.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Moist montane forest.
Altitude range: 1900 - 2150 m
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sao Tomé,Tanzania, Zimbabwe, also Madagascar
Malawi distribution:
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Parris, B.S. (2005). Grammitidaceae F.T.E.A. Pages 5 - 6. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 154.

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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: Grammitis cryptophlebia., retrieved 15 July 2024

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