Terpsichore cultrata (Bory ex Willd.) A.R. Sm.

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Synonyms: Grammitis cultrata (Bory ex Willd.) Proctor
Polypodium cultratum Bory ex Willd.
Polypodium cultratum Bory ex Willd. var. elasticum (Bory ex Willd.) Baker
Polypodium elasticum Bory ex Willd.
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Status: Native
Rhizome erect or very shortly creeping, c. 1 mm in diameter; rhizome scales up to 1 mm long, pale brown, hairlike. Fronds tufted, membranous, pinnatifid almost to the midrib. Stipes c. 1 mm long, dark brown, with pale brown to patent hairs c. 1.0 mm long. Laminae c. 8 × 1.2 cm, linear-oblong in outline, long tapering at base, deeply pinnatifid into oblong, entire, rounded to acute lobes, up to 7 mm long, thinly set with soft pale hairs up to 1 mm long. Sori up to 7 per lobe; sporangia sometimes covered with stout rigid bristles.
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Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 89.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 109.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 165 - 166.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 143. As Xiphopteris cultrata (Bory ex Willd.) Schelpe

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Terpsichore cultrata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Terpsichore cultrata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Terpsichore cultrata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Terpsichore cultrata
Plants of the World Online: Terpsichore cultrata
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Wikipedia: Terpsichore cultrata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Terpsichore cultrata.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215600, retrieved 8 December 2023

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