Terpsichore kirkii Parris

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Common names:
Status: Native
Rhizome erect; rhizome scales 0.2 - 0.5 × 0.1 - 0.5 mm, ovate to lanceolate in outline, obtuse to acute or apiculate at apex, subcordate at base, pale red-brown, with pale red-brown simple eglandular hairs 0.1 - 0.2 mm on margin and sometimes on abaxial surface, not clathrate, not iridescent. Stipes in whorls, not articulated to rhizome, 3 - 4 × 0.2 - 0.3 mm, with pale yellow-brown to pale red-brown simple eglandular hairs 0.4 - 1.0 mm, sometimes with pale red-brown 1 - 2- forked catenate hairs with medium red-brown cross-walls, simple eglandular branches and glandular apex 0.3 - 0.7 mm. Laminae c. 108 × 9 mm, linear-elliptic in outline, obtuse at apex, narrowly cuneate at base, deeply pinnately divided to wing c. 0.1 mm wide along rhachis, pinnae c. 25 pairs, longest pinnae 5 - 7 × 2 - 3 mm, narrowly triangular to narrowly oblong, bluntly acute at apex, sessile to partly free from rhachis wing on acroscopic margin, decurrent on basiscopic margin at base, entire or slightly crenulate; with pale yellow-brown to pale red-brown simple eglandular hairs 0.2 - 1.1 mm on abaxial surface of lamina, abaxial surface of rhachis, margin (where solitary, not binate or ternate), adaxial surface of lamina and adaxial surface of rhachis, sometimes with pale red-brown simple glandular hairs with medium red-brown crosswalls <0.1 mm on abaxial surface of lamina; rhachis prominent and darker on both surfaces of lamina; lateral veins pinnately branched, branches simple, each branch ending marked by a hydathode 0.1 - 0.4 × 0.1 - 0.2 mm on adaxial surface of lamina. Sori 0.8 - 1.2 × 0.6 - 0.9 mm, on surface of lamina, discrete when mature, on 10+ pairs of pinnae, in 2 rows per pinna, 1 each side of pinna mid-vein, 3 - 4 in each row on longest pinnae.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Growing with bryophytes.
Altitude range:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi; endemic, known only from the type collection.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Parris, B.S. (2002). New species and new combinations in African Grammitidaceae (Filicales) Kew Bulletin 57 Pages 431 - 432. (Includes a picture).

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

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Terpsichore kirkii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Terpsichore kirkii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Terpsichore kirkii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Terpsichore kirkii
JSTOR Plant Science: Terpsichore kirkii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Terpsichore kirkii
Plants of the World Online: Terpsichore kirkii
Tropicos: Terpsichore kirkii
Wikipedia: Terpsichore kirkii

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 kirkii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215610, retrieved 10 December 2023

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