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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Sudan and Angola.

[FTEA]

Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Type
Type: Central African Republic, Haut-Oubangui, near Ouaka, Chevalier 5799 (P, lecto.; K!, iso.)
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome long-creeping, ± 7 mm in diameter
Morphology Leaves
Fronds spaced ± 5 cm apart, 1–2 m tall
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe 35–54 cm long with narrow hairy scales at base
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina ovate-oblong, 30–60 cm long, 25–34 cm wide, simply pinnate, the basal 2–3 pairs of pinnae sometimes abruptly reduced and strongly auricled, the lowest only 1–2 cm long; aerophores white and slightly swollen in living material; largest pinnae linear-oblong, 11–24 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, long acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate at the base, crenate, the lobes ovate-oblong, 3–7 mm long, 2.5–5 mm wide; lower surface of costa etc shortly hairy; veins in 10–12 pairs with 4–6 pairs anastomosing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusia present, hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia usually with 2–3 setae.
Ecology
Evergreen forest swamps, Khaya forest, streamside forest; 650–1500 m
Note
For hybrids of this with Christella dentata see Chrismatopteris p. 19. Taylor 3232A (Uganda, Toro District: Mpanga Forest, 25 Jan. 1935, almost lacks sporangial setae.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U4 T4 T6 T7 Range: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Bioko, Central African Republic, Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Angola

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Thelypteris afra (Christ) C.F.Reed appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2005 Fay Louis [4808], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000338354
Nov 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [4804], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000746279
Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2742], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000108966
Jul 1, 2001 Lane, P. [302], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109186
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10172], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109187
Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [754], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109182
Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [1230], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109185
Jul 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3740], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109055
Aug 1, 1996 Lane, P. [42], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540309
Aug 1, 1996 Lane, P. [42], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540319
Aug 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7912 A], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000008028
Aug 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7912 A], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000008029
Aug 1, 1996 Balding, S. [80], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109183
Aug 1, 1996 Balding, S. [80], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000109184
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [20], Ghana Pneumatopteris afra K000812121
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [184], Ghana Pneumatopteris afra K000812122
Jul 1, 1996 Ameka, G. [288], Ghana Pneumatopteris afra K000812123
Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9947], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000518554
Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9787], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540242
Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9716], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540252
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [4983], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540250
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [4983], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540251
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [5131], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540253
Jan 1, 1996 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1139], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540254
Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [194], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540320
Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [691], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540255
Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [1006], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540256
Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [988], Cameroon Pneumatopteris afra K000540317
Chevalier, A. [5799], Central African Republic Pneumatopteris afra K000435830 Unknown type material

First published in Phytologia 17: 258 (1968)

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