Coniogramme africana Hieron.

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Synonyms: Asplenium mary-annae G. Kunkel
Coniogramme fraxinea (D.Don) Diels
Gymnogramme serrulate sensu Kuhn
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Rhizome creeping, up to 8 mm in diameter; rhizome scales about 6 mm long, brown, concolorous, lanceolate in outline, apex gradually tapering to a point. Fronds spaced, 1–4 cm apart, herbaceous, arching. Stipe straw-coloured or tinged purple, up to 45 cm long with scales similar to the rhizome at the base, otherwise glabrous. Lamina 50 × 30 cm or larger, pinnate but with the lowest pair of pinnae pinnatifid. Pinnae oblanceolate or linear-oblong in outline, 10–30 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, abruptly ending in a long tail-like tip at the apex, wedge-shaped at the base, margin minutely toothed, glabrous; veins thickened near margin above. Rhachis straw-coloured, glabrous. Sori linear along the veins, exindusiate.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: Moist rain forest
Altitude range: 1980 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 86.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 40. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 25.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 73.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 106.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 102. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (2002). Adiantaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 48 - 49. (Includes a picture).

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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: Coniogramme africana., retrieved 24 February 2024

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